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Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs

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Name: Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Date: June 2, 2018
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PARKS AND TRAILS LEGACY CELEBRATION!  Celebrating Itasca’s Legacy and the Legacy of State Parks
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1-3:30 p.m., come and go at your leisure, rain or shine
In the Douglas Lodge/ Forest Inn area
 
Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. A variety of hands-on activities will be ongoing, including an ATV simulator, live raptors, Archery in the Park, I Can Fish, geocaching 101, and campfire cooking/ ice cream in a bag.  Dive into Itasca’s history on a variety of hikes celebrating the 127 year legacy of Itasca State Park including a tour of the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed Old Timers Cabin, tour of historic Douglas Lodge and walking tours of Itasca’s forest. The famous Itasca Sugar Cookies will be available for purchase on this day. Activity stations around Forest Inn will celebrate the 10 years of accomplishments in Minnesota State Parks and parks across greater Minnesota and the metro area. Play games, share your thoughts and celebrate the future of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy!
 
 
 
Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1-3:30 p.m., come and go at your leisure, rain or shine
Outside Forest Inn (under the large tent)
 
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and sit back and relax outside historic Forest Inn with the music of Lori Goulet Reich. Lori will sing a variety of music best described as acoustic folk and alt-country flavored music. Lori also has played in various bands both classic rock and country and will share with you many well-known tunes. This presentation is part of the Parks and Trails Legacy Celebration.
 
Minnesota Predators-Big and Small
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1-3:30 p.m., come and go at your leisure, rain or shine
Outdoor nature cart, Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge)
 
Stop by at your leisure and learn about bird and mammal predators. Can you identify the critters by looking at the pelts, skulls and live birds? Visitors will have the chance to learn more about Minnesota’s predators and their important role in our forest’s health through this come-and-go activity station. This presentation is part of the Parks and Trails Legacy Celebration.
 
Historic Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour: Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers
Saturday, June 2, 2017 from 10 a.m.–Noon
Tour begins at the Levorsen Building located on the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers showgrounds.* The showground is located on the north side of Itasca State Park. Go out the North Entrance to Itasca State Park, entrance is on the east side of the North Entrance Road (across from the church and gas station).*Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.
 
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill. Explore various buildings including a country school, dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum.
 
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Bill and Kate Isles
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 6-7:45 p.m.
Meet inside Forest Inn across from Douglas Lodge
 
Come inside historic Forest Inn and enjoy an evening of original music from Bill and Kate Isles. Joined by special guest, Sarah Mae Birkeland on upright bass, Bill & Kate Isles are a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, MN. Words like “Transcendent” and “Mesmerizing” and “Slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again.
 

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Itasca State Park 
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