1 Women's fishing 101
Fort Snelling State Park, Aug. 9, 9-11 a.m.
Everything you need to know to start (or return to) fishing: how to identify different species, how to cast, how to bait a hook. Equipment provided. No fishing license necessary. Registration required; 612-725-2724. More information: www.mndnr.gov.
2 Full-moon stand-up paddleboard tour
Fish Lake Regional Park, Aug. 9, 8-9:30 p.m.
Go for a moonlit paddle around Fish Lake (in Plymouth). Previous paddling experience recommended. Equipment provided (for people up to 220 pounds). Ages 14-plus. $20. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.
3 Perseid meteor shower
Whitewater State Park, Aug. 9, 8:30-10 p.m.
Learn about the solar system and galaxy during a presentation by members of the Hiawatha Valley Astronomical Society. The group will end the evening outdoors, watching the best meteor shower of the year. Telescopes provided. More information: 1- 507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov.
4 Supermoon photo hike
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Aug. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Meet at Bass Ponds (in Bloomington) for a naturalist-led adventure to photograph the super moon. Start with a leisurely photo hike before making your way to an overlook of the Minnesota River for the 8:10 moon rise. Photographers should bring a tripod to facilitate longer exposures. More information: www.fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_ Valley.
5 Walk when the moon is full
Carver Park Reserve, Aug. 10, 8-9:30 p.m.
Meet at the park's Lowry Nature Center (in Victoria) for a moonlit stroll with a naturalist. Hikers will search for insects and other animals, with a special emphasis on moths. $5. More information: 763-559-6700 or www.threerivers parks.org.