Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here by Lindsay Barrett George Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Meet at the front doors of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. (If raining, the program will be held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.)
Families with children ages 2-6 years old, pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist volunteer on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story and enjoying a snack (if you choose to bring one). This safe, stroller friendly hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the park. NOTES: Adults must accompany children.
Forest-tree: Tree ID and Uses Walk
Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet at the compass rose under the porch at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
Confused by all the trees in the forest? Learn basic tree identification skills and uses by both animals and people for our most common trees.
Archery in the Park.
Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds Parking Area
Have you ever wanted to shoot a compound bow but didn’t have one or were afraid to try? Join certified archery instructors for hands-on training and coaching on compound bows, then try out our archery range. This program is designed for beginners. Designed for people 8 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bows are provided during the program. Personal archery equipment is not allowed due to weapons rules in Minnesota State Parks.
Participants will be outside for the program. Be prepared for standing in the sun. Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellant and water. Program cancelled if raining.