Discover Nature at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona. Enjoy these programs in October:
- October 7: Wild Edibles (open to ages 12 and older), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Taste samples of nature's bounty throughout the seasons. This program includes information on plant identification, preparation and cooking techniques. We will be taking a short hike around the center, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Attendees younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian present. The class size limit is 15.
- October 14: Wildthings (designed for ages 12 and older), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. After a hectic day, it is nice to come home and relax. This Twin Pines program will help you do just that. This month, Wildthings will be using natural, native- based materials to make spa items. Depending upon what is available, the items may include scrubs, lotions, bath bombs or lip gloss. There is a size limit of 15 for this class and it fills up fast, so don’t wait.
- October 18: Little Stinker’s Storytime (designed for children preschool to second grade), 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join us for this month’s story, “Stellaluna,” by Janell Cannon. Stellaluna is separated from her mother and is taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. Later she is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same. This includes an activity, craft and song themed to the story. Large groups can schedule a day they would like to visit.
- October 21: Nature Nuts Fall Hike (designed for ages 8-15), 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. If you think there is nothing to see in nature during this time of year but the colorful leaves, join the Nature Nuts and find out differently. This month’s activity is a fall hike that encourages you to improve your skills of observation and proves that nature provides us with a multitude of things to see and learn. In order to be safe and comfortable, Nature Nuts will also show you how to select equipment and set up for hiking.
- October 26: Owl-O-Ween (all ages); 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. programs for schools, 6 p.m. program for general public. a.m.-2 p.m. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo as you explore the myths and superstitions that have developed regarding this traditional seasonal icon.
Reservations are required.
For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.
These Discover Nature events are held on the above dates ONLY.