Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Historic Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour: Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers
Saturday, May 25, 2019 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.
Science in Nature: Beneath the Waves— The Wonders of the Deep
Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1-2 p.m
Forest Inn, across from Douglas Lodge
Uncover the mysteries of nature! Join scientists and researchers with the University of Minnesota’s Itasca Biological Station as we explore their discoveries. Are you curious how nature functions? Learn about research from across the country. Topics vary—from
forests to water systems and all types of critters to fungus and more! This week we are meeting Jim Cotner, Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior who will be sharing information on the mysteries found within our lakes. Join us inside for a brief talk, followed by a walk to a nearby lake.
Jr. Naturalist: Fancy Feet
Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Feet can help you walk, paddle, swim, jump, and more! Kids, come explore the many shapes and sizes of feet and how animals use them to get around.
Toadally Frogs, Campfire
Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 7-7:30 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 blanket or chair and sit around the campfire exploring the life of a frog and the sounds they make. Remember to bring s’more fixings for after the campfire talk!