Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Outdoor Kids—Fish Fins
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through hands-on activities that focus on life around the lake. Have fun discovering Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground.
Itasca’s Presenters Under the Pines: Stories from Minnesota’s Northwoods with Author Mike Lein
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 7-7:45 p.m.
Meet in Bear Paw Campground (the grassy area near the tiny log pump house and campsite #70 near the bike trail). If raining, inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and sit around the campfire with local author Mike Lein. Mike is noted for stories about life at his North Country cabin near Itasca State Park. Many of these have been published in The Lake Country Journal Magazine, Cabin Life Magazine, and other national and regional magazines – including the MN DNR’s own publication The Conservation Volunteer.
He has put many of these stories together into two award winning books. Firewood Happens—Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Minnesota's Northwoods and Down At The Dock – More Stories of the Good Life in the Northwoods. Both books have won First Place Awards for Humor from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association [MIPA].
Come join Mike as he shares some of these tall, mostly true tales around the campfire!