Parks Exploration Series
Explore a wide variety of parks throughout the county this summer with Wargo Nature Center. Each trip will be unique as we discover the special features of each park. June - August weekday trips include paddling program with all equipment provided.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Parks Exploration Series 6/9/2018 - 6/9/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Rum River Central Info
Register Parks Exploration Series 7/28/2018 - 7/28/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Locke County Park Info
Register Parks Exploration Series 8/25/2018 - 8/25/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Bunker Campground Visitor Center Entry Info
Register Parks Exploration Series- Paddling, Pre-reg REQUIRED 6/27/2018 - 6/27/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Martin Island Linwood Lakes Regional Park Info
Register Parks Exploration Series- Paddling, Pre-reg REQUIRED 7/18/2018 - 7/18/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Rum River South County Park Info
Register Parks Exploration Series- Paddling, Pre-reg REQUIRED 8/8/2018 - 8/8/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center Entry Info
Fire Four Ways
Starting a fire is one of the most significant achievements that has allowed humans to advance in the natural world. Ever wondered how our ancestors fared with the flames? We’ll take a walk through the ages by practicing four ways of firestarting: bow drills, flint and steel, matches, and modern fire starters. We’ll also talk about general fire safety, setup, uses, and end the evening with a campfire snack. Pre-registration is required. This program is designed for Adults and Families; all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Fire Four Ways 6/14/2018 - 6/14/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Th WargoNatur Info
Howl With the Wolves
Enjoy an afternoon playing wolf games and learning more about these amazing animals. Learn how wolves hunt, communicate with other wolves and discuss the controversy surrounding wolves in the wild. It will be a howling good time for you and your pack. Pre-registration is required. This program is designed for Adults and Families; all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Howl With the Wolves 6/23/2018 - 6/23/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sa WargoNatur Info
Introduction to Dragonflies
Come and join us for an introductory class to dragonfly identification at Wargo Nature Center. We’ll meet at Wargo for a brief introduction to dragonfly identification and then search the peninsula’s wetlands, prairies, and flower gardens for these beautiful winged predators. Binoculars and nets are provided but feel free to bring your own! Pre-registration is required. This program is designed for Adults and Families; all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Introduction to Dragonflies 8/11/2018 - 8/11/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa WargoNatur Info
Prairie Plant Walk
Wargo’s prairie is bursting with life this time of year! Come take a walk and discover some of the beautiful flowers and interesting plants that are native to Minnesota. We’ll discuss the history, lore, and ecology of some of our common prairie species, and learn a little bit about plant identification along the way. Pre-registration is required. This program is designed for Adults and Families; all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Prairie Plant Walk 7/6/2018 - 7/6/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM F WargoNatur Info
Wargo Butterfly Walk
Come and join us for an introductory class to butterfly identification at Wargo Nature Center. We’ll meet at Wargo for a brief introduction to butterfly identification and then take a stroll through prairies and flower gardens throughout the park. You will get a chance to spy butterflies and other pollinators through binoculars and even swipe a closer look with a butterfly net. Binoculars are provided but feel free to bring your own! Preregistration is required. This program is designed for Adults and Families; all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Wargo Butterfly Walk 7/26/2018 - 7/26/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th WargoNatur Info