Whitewater State Park program schedule


(5/30/2018)

Meet at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Nature bracelets: Weaving with natural fibers
Saturday, June 2, 3-4 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how Native American Indians once used the natural resources of this area to make tools and living necessities? Come learn some of these tools and make a bracelet you can take home!

Summer bat count
Saturday, June 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Recently the world that Minnesota’s bats live in has dramatically changed. A new threat is on the horizon unlike anything anyone has seen before. During this program you will get a chance to learn all about Minnesota’s bat population and the dreaded white nose syndrome that threatens their world. After an introduction at the visitor center, you’ll go out and count the resident bat population. This amazing experience will not only be fun for everyone, but will also help to understand changes to the local bats in the years to come. Bring transportation.

Intro to trout Fishing
Sunday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Join in for a fun time fishing. Rods, reels, and tackle will be provided at this activity designed to introduce trout fishing to inexperienced anglers, families and youth groups. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own bait; worms often work best. Fishing licenses and trout stamps are not required when fishing during the activity. This program will be offered at Whitewater every Sunday through September 2. Meet at the South Picnic Area.

Nature time at the beach
Friday, June 8, 1-2 p.m.

Hey kids! Meet at the beach each Friday at 1 p.m. for a fun kids activity. Each week attendees will explore a new topic or activity!

Turtle rescue field trip
Friday, June 8, 5-8 p.m.

Each June, turtles lay their eggs at a site 20 miles from Whitewater. Females leave their wetlands and cross a busy road en route to their sand prairie nesting area. You can help these turtles survive by assisting them across the road. Space is limited. To sign up, email sara.holger@state.mn.us or call 507-312-2308.

National Get Outdoors Day — family outdoor fair
Saturday, June 9, 12-3 p.m.

Pick up an event schedule at the Visitor Center, and come, rain or shine, to Whitewater State Park for this free fair. (It’s Whitewater’s Open House Day; therefore, vehicle permits are not required.) Come and go as you please between stations to try new outdoor activities and get information for your family to get outdoors and explore. Make your own walking stick and learn about prairie plants. Try your hand at archery, trout fishing, geocaching, canoeing, bird watching and much more! Children must be ages eight or older to participate in the archery activity.

Owl Detectives: Live owl program
Saturday, June 9, 7-8 p.m.

Few people are lucky enough to experience owls in a full-sunlight, field guide pose. This program will teach you how to hoot like an owl and identify local owls the way most of us experience them: by size, shape, sound and silhouette. Pay attention because there is a quiz at the end! Ruby the Great Horned Owl will come along to help you learn more about her kind. This program is presented by the International Owl Center.

Intro to trout fishing
Sunday, June 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join in for a fun time fishing. Rods, reels, and tackle will be provided at this activity designed to introduce trout fishing to inexperienced anglers, families and youth groups. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own bait; worms often work best. Fishing licenses and trout stamps are not required when fishing during the activity. This program will be offered at Whitewater every Sunday through September 2. Meet at the South Picnic Area.

If you need an accommodation, please contact Sara at sara.holger@state.mn.us or 507-312-2300, two weeks prior to the event.

 

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