Do This Now: Editor-selected events at state, regional and local parks

  • Updated: October 31, 2013 - 10:56 AM

1 Bird banding

Eastman Nature Center, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon

Get a close-up look at wild songbirds as they are safely trapped, studied, banded and released by biologists. Bonus: Eventgoers will leave this event with improved birding skills. More information: www.three riversparks.org.

2 How to survive

Whitewater State Park, Nov. 2, 1-3 p.m.

You’re lost in the wilds of the Whitewater Valley. It’s getting dark. You’re cold and wet. What would you do? Take home some tips on surviving life-threatening situations like this one. 507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov.

3 Geocaching 101

Fort Snelling State Park, Nov. 2, 1-3 p.m.

What the heck is geocaching? At this event, participants will learn how to use a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to find treasures hidden throughout the park — aka geocaching. GPS devices provided. Registration required; 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov.

4 Map and compass 101

Fort Snelling State Park, Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m.

For those who prefer low-tech recreation for themselves and their kids: Learn the old-fashioned skill of navigating the wilds with a simple compass. Participants will then be challenged to combine their new compass skills with map reading for an old-fashioned exercise in orienteering. 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov.

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