Bat festival

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Friday-Saturday

• The second Minnesota Bat Festival and Science Night kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the education center in Bloomington. Learn firsthand about bat monitoring technology. The Bat Festival, part of a multiagency effort, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. (952-854-5900,

Get found

Fort Snelling State Park, 1-2 p.m. Saturday

• Have you ever found yourself lost in the wild? Learn some survival tips. (612-279-3550,

I Can! Fish

Sibley State Park, 1-3 p.m. Saturday

• A hands-on program teaching the fishing basics for ages 5 and older. Preregistration is required. Go to


Wild River State Park, 10-11 a.m. Sunday

• A geocaching instructional and hunt. (651-583-2125,

Raptors are in

Lowry Nature Center, 2-4 p.m. Sunday

• Meet and learn about captive raptors. (763-694-7650,