Canoe for cache

Cleary Lake Regional Park

5-7 p.m. Saturday

 

Learn geocaching basics and explore the lake by canoe. Equipment provided. Cost is $8 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number 32450109. There is a 20-percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8 and older, and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. More info: www.threeriversparks.org.

Paddleboarding

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

5-7 p.m. Saturday

 

Head to this New Prague park and try the fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding. Great way to explore and a great workout. Equipment provided. Cost is $35 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number 327711-00. This program is for ages 14 and older. More info: www.threeriversparks.org.

Birding by ear

North Mississippi Regional Park

7-9 a.m. Saturday

At Carl Kroening Interpretive Center in Minneapolis, this event is part of the Urban Birding Festival this weekend across the Twin Cities area. Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls. Learn some visual clues, too. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number 31690100. More info: www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Camping primer

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

1-3 p.m. Saturday

 

Head to New Prague and learn the basics of setting up a tent, building a fire and cooking a simple meal with a camp stove. Cost is $8 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number 327701-00. There is a 20-percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8 and older. More info: www.threeriversparks.org.

Fly-fish workshop

William O’Brien State Park

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

 

Join staff from the National Park Service, Fly Fishing Federation, Trout Unlimited and the St. Paul Fly Tiers for a day of fly-fishing. Morning classes (9 a.m.-noon at the visitor center) cover the fundamentals, equipment and fly-tying. Afternoon sessions (1-3 p.m. at the picnic grounds) will involve hands-on instruction on how to cast. Bring your own equipment or use provided gear. More information: 651-433-0500 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.