Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Historic Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour: Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers
Saturday, July 21, 2018 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.
Five Facts in Five Minutes: Wild Rice
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 a.m.-Noon
Near the Mississippi Headwaters (under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center if rain.)
Only have a minute to learn about Itasca State Park? Stop at the naturalist station and explore wild rice with Annette Drewes, DNR Clean Water Specialist as you visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Jr. Naturalist: Busy Beavers
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet at the lakeside Museum Amphitheater, below Wegmann’s Store in the picnic grounds, (If raining, meet inside lakeside Museum).
Beavers are nature’s engineers. Learn all about the beaver and the amazing adaptations it has to live its life in the water.
Black Bears, Campfire
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 7-7:30 p.m.
Meet at the lakeside Museum Amphitheater in the picnic grounds; if raining, held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Black bears are amazing animals! Join the naturalist as we learn more about the critter that can sleep for up to 7 ½ months without food or water.