The following information was provided by the Three Rivers Park District for activities Jan. 6 and 12, 2013. Some events do require preregistration.
Feeling Furs and Scopin' Skulls
Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Discover mammal characteristics and adaptations by examining the skulls and furs of common Minnesota examples. Teeth tell tales. Look at various skulls and find out what the animal may eat by looking at its teeth. This program is free and open to all ages.
Free Family Funday: Animal Skulls
Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Brooklyn Center. Explore a large collection of skulls and see if you can identify them. This program is free and open to all ages.
Family Clay 'N Play - Winter
Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1-4 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Bring your family, neighbors and/or nanny to Silverwood this winter for a fun afternoon of "Clay `N Play." We'll explore a different clay project theme and outdoor activity each month. Dress for indoor mess and outdoor weather. Indoor activities will be substituted depending on weather conditions. All materials & equipment provided. Cost is $25 for two per session and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #137811-34. This program is for ages 4+.
Sunday, Jan.6, from 3-4 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Drop in anytime. Enjoy wildlife through the windows of our backyard as animals visit the bird feeders for food, heated pond for water, and shrubs for shelter. Listen to the noises they make through our speaker system. Find out how to attract wildlife to your backyard. This program is free and open to all ages.
Saturday, Jan. 12, from 4-5 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Watch for deer in the nature center's wildlife area. Observe the subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors deer use to communicate with each other. Touch and look at deer antlers and pelts. See these graceful animals up close. Be prompt and quiet as you enter the nature center so the deer are not frightened away. This program is free and open to all ages.
Honey, Wax, and Paper
Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1-2:30 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Make homemade paper (just like wasps and hornets do), make melted crayon art (crayons contain wax), and taste a honey treat. Bees, wasps, and hornets are hibernating, but we can still learn about them and enjoy products they make. Cost is $5 and this program is for ages: 6+.