Winter nature hike

Fort Snelling State Park, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday

 

Explore the park’s winter wonderland with a naturalist. Look for animal tracks and signs and take in the sights of a winter flood plain forest. (612-725-2724, mndnr.gov)

Snowshoe hike

Eastman Nature Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday

 

Cost is $5. Equipment provided. (763-694-7700, threeriversparks.org)

Meet falcons

Tettegouche State Park, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday

 

The park’s shoreline cliffs have played a large role in the recovery of peregrine falcons in the Midwest. (1-218-353-8809)

 

Feeder favorites

Wild River State Park, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday

 

Learn how to attract winter birds and what to feed them. (651-583-2125, ext. 227, mndnr.gov)

Snow shelters

Cleary Lake Regional Park, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday

 

Explore techniques for building igloos, snow caves and quinzhees. Then, build your own quinzhee. Equipment provided. Cost is $6. Reservations are required two days before the program. Call 763-694-7777 and reference activity #144567-00. The program is for ages 5-17. A similar program is scheduled again Jan. 6 and Feb. 25 at Cleary Lake Regional Park. (threeriversparks.org)

Winter survival

Cleary Lake Regional Park, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday

 

Learn shelter- and fire-building. Reservations are required. (763-694-7777)

Stories by a stove

Wild River State Park, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday

 

Hear stories about the park’s animals and have hot chocolate and s’mores by the wood stove. Meet at the visitor center. (651-583-2125, ext. 227, mndnr.gov)

Ski lessons

Elm Creek Park Reserve, 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday

 

A lesson in classic skiing for families. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. Reference activity #122271-02.

There also is an entry-level ski-skating lesson at the same time. It includes efficient edging, gliding and control. Prior classic skiing experience recommended. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 and reference activity #122267-03. (threeriversparks.org)