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March 2018

Heron Watch @ Marshall Terrace Park

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marshall Terrace Park, 2740 Marshall Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Join a National Park Service ranger to view a great blue heron rookery from Marshall Terrace Park. Seeing this rookery in Minneapolis is an unforgettable sight! The park ranger will help you get a close look at the herons and also help you learn more about why great blue herons thrive along the Mississippi River. Marshall Terrace Park in Northeast Minneapolis sits directly across from a heron rookery, and is an ideal spot for observing the majestic great blue heron. We’ll…

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Volunteer Training on Insects

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NPS Headquarters, 111 Kellogg Blvd E, Suite #105
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 US

Learn about the different insects you see in our urban park. You will also learn where to look for them, how to attract them and how they fit within our ecosystem. Training will be run by entomologist Jessica Miller. This is a free event! Please register to RSVP. For questions or more information, please contact Mary Hammes at mhammes@parkconnection.org.

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April 2018

The Working River Tour @ Mpls Drinking Water Plant

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Northeast Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN US

Due to the popularity of this tour, we’re hosting another one! Ever wonder how the water you drink every day gets to your tap? Join us for this unique tour of the Minneapolis drinking water plant and learn about the process of treating Misssippi River water and turning it into the water you can drink! Tour capacity is limited, so sign up for this tour soon. Questions? Contact Anna at awaugh@parkconnection.org for more information.

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Junior Ranger Day @ Mississippi River Visitor Center

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

On Junior Ranger Day, explore the Mississippi River, its history and biology at the Mississippi River Visitor Center.  Earn your junior ranger by using our interactive exhibits.  Then, take your oath with the park’s superintendent and discuss how you will care the Mississippi.   Our exhibit space is free.  Parking is available in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s parking ramp.  Their parking fees vary from hourly to event-rate, depending on events in downtown.  Call the museum for details.  

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