In the field for fossils
Whitewater State Park
3-5 p.m. Saturday
Find, and keep, fossils of plants and animals that lived here hundreds of millions of years ago. Bring transportation, because the site is 9 miles from the park. (1-507-932-3007, mndnr.gov).
Guided canoe trip
St. Croix State Park
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Take a guided 5-mile paddle down the peaceful St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Rent canoes and kayaks from Pardun’s Canoe Rental, located in the Nature Store building. Stop by or call 320-384-0508. Rent your boat in advance. Meet outside the store before 1 p.m. (1-320-384-6591, mndnr.gov).
I Can Mountain Bike!
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
9-11:30 a.m., noon-2:30 p.m. or 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday
Learn shifting, braking and body position, along with the basics of safety and trail etiquette. Bikes and helmets provided. Designed for ages 10 and up. Cost is $15 per child, $25 per adult. Reservations required (mndnr.gov/reservations, 866-857-2757)
St. Croix State Park
1-2 p.m. Sunday
Meet the naturalist outside the St. Croix Lodge for a canoe paddle-making demonstration. Try hand tools as you learn about different shapes and styles of paddles. (1-320-384-6591, mndnr.gov).
Richardson Nature Center
8:30-10 p.m. Sunday
Uncover secrets of the natural world on a hike under the magic of the full moon. Cost is $5. This program is open to ages 8 and older. (763-694-7676, threeriversparks.org)
Cleary Lake Regional Park
9-11 a.m. Sunday
Learn kayaking safety and proper paddling techniques. Children 13 years and younger must attend with a registered adult. Equipment provided. Cost is $20. Make reservation by Friday. Call 763-559-6700. (threeriversparks.org).
Kayaking basics for women
Fish Lake Regional Park
5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Learn safety skills and proper paddling techniques with qualified instructors. Beginners and anyone who has never had formal instruction will benefit from this class. Equipment provided. Cost is $50. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700.
9-11 a.m. Saturday
Bryant Lake Regional Park
Equipment provided. Cost is $35. Call 763-559-6700 to make reservation. This program is for ages 14 and older. Paddleboards have a recommended weight limit of 220-250 pounds. (threeriversparks.org)