Education & Community

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:

Stop the Trafficking Run

This community-wide 5K run/walk will raise awareness about human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will go to local organizations dedicated to helping sexually exploited youth. $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Register at stopthetraffickingrun.org.

The Taste of Chaska

Join community restaurateurs and local food and beverage business owners in downtown Chaska for the 30th annual night of sampling, exhibits and live music. There will also be a Kid Zone for the younger foodies, making it a family-friendly event. 952.474.3233.

Wilderness in the City Excursions at the EFEIT/RTA

May 31 - Minnesota
Wildflowers – Botany of the EFEIT with the online field guide expert Minnesota Wildflowers

Don't miss the Spring’s Early Risers event
at the EFEIT with Minnesota Wildflowers online field guide expert. Like amateur botanist Henry David Thoreau or writer Elizabeth Fries Ellet, you'll have a chance to explore Minnesota's wild untouched landscape. You'll also learn to identify which plants are early risers and the biomes they live in.

Class: Working with Local Media

Leaders at local nonprofit organizations can learn about working with local newspapers and magazines during this class sponsored by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, Eden Prairie Community Education, the City of Eden Prairie and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

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