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Come out and explore the regional parks and trails of Saint Paul! This summer, the more you participate in outdoor activities, the more chances you have to win prizes. Check out the new Explore Outdoors Saint Paul initiative for more information and even more events!

Birdwatching Environmental Programs: Summer 2015



Parent-child nature class for 2-5 year olds held second Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30am at Crosby Farm Regional Park.
June 10, July 8, Aug 12


Take Aim at Summer Fun

Ever wanted to try fishing, geocaching, biking, archery, climbing, and more? Here is your chance to explore outdoor recreation activities with all equipment provided for free. All ages.
DNR Central Region Headquarters, 1200 Warner Road
Sat, May 16, 11am-3pm

UBFlogo.jpgBluebird Trail Tour
Get an inside-of-the-box view of urban bluebirds as conditions allow. All ages. More activities at
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Fri, June 5, 10-11:30 am
Fee: $5, pre-registration required

Family Birding Fun
Join us for a variety of Urban Birding Festival activities including making birdfeeders, birdwatching around the lake, learning about bird habitat, a StoryWalk, and more! All ages. More activities at
Como Lakeside Path near the Pavilion
Sun, June 7, 1-3 pm

Enjoy a children’s book posted page by page along a trail from 1-3pm. All ages.
•    Jun 7, Como Lakeside Path near Pavilion
•    Jul 26, Phalen Lakeside Path near Pavilion
•    Aug 2, Como Lakeside Path near Pavilion
•    Sep 6, Summit Monument (Miss. River Blvd & Summit Ave)

Green Time
Child-led nature play meet-up group held third Thursdays from 10-11:30 am at Hidden Falls Regional Park Picnic Shelter (North Gate). All ages.

June 18, July 16, August 20

Bumblebee Surveys
Help researchers learn more about threatened pollinators by catching bees on flowers. It’s easy and fun for all ages.
Como Lakeside Path
•    Sun, June 28, 3-4:30pm
•    Sat, July 11, 2-3:30pm
•    Sun, Aug 2, 10-11:30am

National Public Lands Day Celebration
Cook food over a fire, see live native fish, try geocaching, scale the climbing wall, and more. All ages.
Hidden Falls Regional Park – North Gate
Sat, Sept 26, 11am-2pm


District 10 Sunday Series: Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
How did this 17 acre site transform into an outdoor classroom? What habitat restoration is underway? Find out more at this tour. No pre-registration required. Rain location: Como Picnic Pavilion (East).
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Sunday, May 3, 1:30-3:00pm

Birding for Beginners
Learn to identify common birds and pick up tips and tricks of birdwatching. Geared toward adults. More activities at
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Sat, June 6, 9-10:30 am
Fee: $5, pre-registration required

See all Environmental Education programs currently available in our online catalog by filtering by Department ("Natural Resources") and ensuring that the Search Level is set to "Sub-Activities Only."
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Looking for support and resources with bringing your students outside in Saint Paul's regional parks? Connect with us and learn about the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom.

Right Track Academies
The Horticulture and EcoRanger Academies are educational programs that expand the traditional Right Track (formerly Youth Job Corps) job training program through hands-on environmental learning opportunities.

We are grateful for support from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.


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