Weekend Programs at Wild River State Park for July 3-5
by: Minnesota DNR
Friday, July 3 3 p.m. at the visitor center. Geocaching 101
Discover geocaching, a modern kind of treasure hunt where you find the
“treasure” using a GPS unit. Attend this starter course to learn
about geocaching, using a GPS, and then practice finding an actual
cache! Six GPS units will be available for use; bring your own if you
Friday, July 3 9 p.m. at the campground amphitheater.
Two Little Owls. Have you ever heard of a winged tiger? It’s a name
sometimes applied to great horned owls. The young owls in this film
look more like kittens, but they will grow up to be skilled and powerful
predators. Learn a few of the fascinating abilities owls use in order
to be successful.
Saturday, July 4 10 a.m. at the Trail Center. Just For Kids!
Come join us for the second in a new series of weekly programs made
Just for Kids! This week’s topic is Turtles. We will learn all about
what makes turtles such a unique animal through interactive learning
and hands-on activities. Ages 6-10.
Saturday, July 4 2 p.m. at the visitor center. Bug Show.
FRIENDS OF WILD RIVER STATE PARK SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION
Bruce The Bug Guy will provide entertainment and education about some
of the world’s smallest critters. See (and touch, if you dare) a
giant millipede, hissing cockroach, or a “friendly” tarantula; view
an incredible assortment of specimens of metallic-blue butterflies,
walking sticks a half-foot long, beetles with giant pincers, and more.
Sunday, July 5 11 a.m. at the visitor center. Slithery Snakes! Are
snakes slithery, sneaky, and slimy? Or are they cool, quiet, and
cautious? Learn about the snakes found in this park, see live examples
(Ripley, a 5 3/4 foot bull snake, and Winnie the garter snake), and
touch - if you dare - a representative of this fascinating group of