Education & Community

St. Boni Spass-Tagen Festival

Bingo, FREE Kid's Zone, FREE Pony Rides, Live Music, Food Vendors, Magic Show, Kiddie Parade with Prizes, Market Vendors, Bloodmobile, Beer Trailer, Wiener Dog Races, City Wide Garage Sales, Bean Bag Tournament, FREE Face Painting.

Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in June and July for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers at 10:30 a.m. and repeated at 11:00 a.m.  Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts.

Program is free and registration is not required, but space is limited. These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.

BLOOMS OF FISH CREEK

(FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH ADULT)

AT FISH CREEK, MEET AT OAKWOOD CHURCH PARKING LOT 1388 POINT DOUGLAS RD S, SAINT PAUL, MN 55119

Walk the secret and marvelous canyon of Fish Creek to search for woodland wildflowers. Bring hiking sticks, or borrow from the nature center. The trail is narrow and uneven, wear sturdy shoes and long pants.

Invasive Plant Blitz at Fish Creek

Help protect our newest preserve by searching for and marking invasive plants for removal!  Learn Ramsey County CWMA early detection species and use the EDDMapS App on your smart phone to report!  Species include wild parsnip, Oriental bittersweet, narrow-leaf bittercress, common tansy and Japanese hedge parsley.  Parsnip may cause burns; long pants, closed-toe footwear, tall socks, gloves and a long sleeved shirt are highly recommended.

MOTHERS DAY WILDLIFE STROLL

(FOR ALL AGES, CHILDREN, WITH ADULT)

Take your Mom and/or Grandma for a Nature Walk! Learn about some Wildlife Moms on the pond as you explore on the trails with the Naturalist. Will the ducks and geese Mommas still be laying on their eggs in the nest, or will the babies be hatched? Let’s find out! Create a special Mother’s Day card for your Mom, your Grandma, or your Baby to help you remember this special day. Dads are welcome too! If it is too rainy to walk the trails, we will still show a spring pond slideshow, and you can explore the exhibit room, and make a card.

WEED ‘EM & REAP

Help the naturalist weed, and learn during this fun work event! Experienced and new gardeners alike are invited to dig in to the native plant gardens at the Maplewood Nature Center with the Naturalist. By the time you leave, you will be able to identify at least four native plants and four weeds. We will be transplanting plants, so there may be a chance to take some divisions home.

iNATURALIST TRAINING 

(ADULTS, AND CHILDREN 10 AND UP WITH ADULT)

Learn to Track Phenology with iNaturalist. We’ll meet one Friday every month March-May. We will walk and observe plants and wildlife happenings on the trails, and then record what we see back at the nature center. Option to bring your own smartphone or tablet (ideally download the iNaturalist app ahead of time). If rainy, program will be cancelled.

St. Croix Montessori School Open House

St. Croix Montessori School in an independent, non profit, AMI accredited Montessori School.  We are currently enrolling for the Fall of 2018.  We serve children ages 16 mo-sixth grade.  Please join us for our Open House to tour our school, meet our staff and become familiar with our programs.

St. Croix Montessori School Open House

Please join us for our Open House on May 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 pm  Stop in and see our classrooms, chat with our teachers and learn about our Montessori programs.  You can also tour our 15 acre campus!  We are currently enrolling for the Fall.  We serve children ages 16 mo- sixth grade.  We are an Independent, AMI accredited Montessori School located in Stillwater MN.

Genealogical Workshop at the Rum River Library

Please join the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Anoka Chapter on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm for a “Genealogical Workshop” at the Rum River Library - Meeting Room A.  Rum River Library is located at 4201 6th Ave Anoka, MN 55303. Please RSVP to:  nsdar.anoka@gmail.com

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