1 Fish trapping
Fort Snelling State Park, Aug. 2, 1-2 p.m.
Learn how fish traps are used by Minnesota DNR personnel to inventory and monitor fish populations. Visitors will have the opportunity to check fish traps with a park naturalist and work on identifying the species caught. More information: 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov.
2 Canoe for a cache
Cleary Lake Regional Park (Prior Lake), Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m.
Learn geocaching skills during a naturalist-led excursion on Cleary Lake. Equipment provided. Ages 8 and up. $8. Reservation required. More information: 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparks.org.
3 Sunset hike
Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m.
Meet at the Jensen Picnic Shelter for a guided hike to see wildlife and sunset views. Finish the evening relaxing by a campfire. Ages 16 and up. Registration required; www.dakotacounty.us/parks.
4 Beginner log rolling
Elm Creek Park Reserve (Maple Grove), Aug. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Log rolling is enjoying a renaissance as a way to improve balance, strength and focus. Participants are invited to try log rolling for the first time. Ages 16 and up. $15. Reservation required. More information: 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparks.org.
5 Stress relief rafting tour
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (Brooklyn Park), Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m.
Spend the evening floating and paddling down the Mississippi River. Naturalists will be on hand to help explore deserted islands and discover wildlife. No experience necessary. Paddling and light lifting required. Equipment and shuttle service provided. Ages 18 and up. $35. Reservation required. More information: 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparks.org.