The Loop for the Weekend of January 26-27, 2013

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Max and Ruby Storytime at the Red Balloon Bookshop Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, 10:30 am (Recommended for ages 18 months and up*) It’s a very special storytime for the famous bunny duo, Max and Ruby! Join Red Balloon and have fun with songs, finger plays, rhymes, and stories … with help from Max himself! Don’t [...]

Free Family Fun Day: River Insects Tell a Story

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Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center.  This week’s theme is River Insects Tell a Story.  Examine live river insects to see what they reveal about water quality in the Mississippi River!  If you and your family want to learn more about river insects all over [...]

Sunday Free Family Fundays: Things with Wings

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Carl Kroening Interpretive Center will host its weekly Free Family Funday.  This week is about Things with Wings.  How many wings does a beetle have? Can birds fly backwards? What do bats eat? How fast can a dragonfly fly? Learn about all sorts of animals that use [...]

Free Family Fun Day: April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge

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Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park is April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge this week.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to Discover the secrets of camouflage and try your skills on our comedy camouflage trail!  The Minnesota DNR’s Young Naturalists site has an article to go with this theme. I’ve [...]

Free Family Fun Day: Maple Tapping, Signs of Spring

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Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday to North Mississippi Regional Park for Free Family Fun Day.  Spring is starting! Tap a maple and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the earliest signs of spring.  If you didn’t get to last week’s Gifts of the Maple, this could be your [...]

Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper

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North Mississippi Regional Park will host Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Over half of the world’s rabbit population lives in North America (I’d venture to guess half of them live in my back yard), so celebrate the rabbit AND leap year by hopping over and spending [...]

Free Family Funday Animal Valentines at North Mississippi Regional Park

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Drop in to North Mississippi Regional Park anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday for Free Family Funday: Animal Valentines. Discover how animals find their mate and play a match-up game. Make valentines for the nature center animals.   If your kids find this interesting, you can also learn about more animals from the [...]

Free Family Funday: Skulls of Minnesota — Sunday, February 5th

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On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., drop in anytime to North Mississippi Regional Park for Free Family Funday. Explore a large skull collection and see if you can match skulls to the animals they came from.  Then go home a learn more from the Minnesota DNR.

Free Family Funday: Animal Tracks

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Sunday is Free Family Funday at North Mississippi Regional Park.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., to search for animal tracks, make your own mystery tracks, and see if you can follow tracks.  If your kids find tracking fun, check out the DNR Young Naturalists website.

Free Family Funday at North Mississippi Regional Park: Bird Bonanza — Sunday, January 8th

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Drop in to North Mississippi Regional Park any time on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to participate in the Free Family Funday Bird Bonanza. Use education mounts for an in-the-hand look at some common Minnesota birds. Practice using binoculars and bird I.D. skills in an I-Spy game. If you want to learn a [...]

North Mississippi Regional Park Free Family Funday: Fun with a Compass — Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Find your way and have fun doing it as you learn the basics of using a compass at North Mississippi Regional Park from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Play games and solve riddles. Compasses provided. No experience needed.  North Mississippi Regional Park is Part of the Three Rivers Park District and is located at [...]

Free Family Fundays at North Mississippi Regional Park – Sunday, January 23, 2010

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Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. North Mississippi Regional Park will present another Free Family Funday.  This week’s theme will be “Feeder Watch: It’s for the Birds” Participants can use binoculars to watch the birds around the feeders.  While you are there, listen to bird calls and try out different bird callers.  North Mississippi [...]

North Mississippi Regional Park Free Family Fundays: Feeder Watch – Sunday, November 21, 2010

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  North Mississippi Regional Park’s Free Family Funday this week will feature a program called “Feeder Watch” that is run by trained volunteers. Watch winter birds from 1 p.m. to  3 p.m..  There is no fee for this program, but the Three Rivers Park District will take donations to help their Wonderfund – a program [...]

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