1 Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons
Bryant Lake Regional Park and Cleary Lake Regional Park, June 28, 9-11 a.m.
These concurrent sessions at separate Three Rivers properties teach the basics of this burgeoning sport. Equipment provided. Ages 14-plus. $35. Registration required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.
2 Incredible edible mushrooms
Wild River State Park, June 28, 1-2 p.m.
Meet at the visitor center for a lesson in foraging for wild edibles with mushroom expert Leslie Jo Meyerhoff. More info: 651-583-2125 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
3 Parent-child fishing
Holland Lake Shelter in Eagan, June 28, 2-4 p.m.
Learn more about Minnesota fish while refining your casting technique and practicing catch-and-release. Ages 5-plus. $10. Registration required; www.dakotacounty.us/parks.
4 Nesting birds of the refuge
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, June 29, 8-10 a.m.
Meet at the Old Cedar Avenue trailhead (in Bloomington) for a bird-watching hike in search of nesting birds. More than 100 species have been observed nesting in the refuge. Participants will help document any birds they see. Bring binoculars and a field guide. More: www.fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_valley/events.html.
5 Family archery
Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement, June 29, 3-5 p.m.
Learn the basics of bow safety and shooting before getting in some practice shots with traditional and 3-D targets. Equipment provided. Ages 8-plus. $7. Registration required; 763-559-6700. More info: www.threeriversparks.org.