Create your own jewelry piece from an actual leaf-talk about natural elegance. This three hour session is great for a beginner or learn a new technique if you've already taken a class before.
Education & Community
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in June and July for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers at 10:30 a.m. and repeated at 11:00 a.m. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts.
Program is free and registration is not required, but space is limited. These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.
(FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 10+ WITH ADULT)
AT FISH CREEK, MEET AT OAKWOOD CHURCH PARKING LOT 1388 POINT DOUGLAS RD S, SAINT PAUL, MN 55119
Walk the secret and marvelous canyon of Fish Creek to search for woodland wildflowers. Bring hiking sticks, or borrow from the nature center. The trail is narrow and uneven, wear sturdy shoes and long pants.
Help protect our newest preserve by searching for and marking invasive plants for removal! Learn Ramsey County CWMA early detection species and use the EDDMapS App on your smart phone to report! Species include wild parsnip, Oriental bittersweet, narrow-leaf bittercress, common tansy and Japanese hedge parsley. Parsnip may cause burns; long pants, closed-toe footwear, tall socks, gloves and a long sleeved shirt are highly recommended.
(FOR ALL AGES, CHILDREN, WITH ADULT)
Take your Mom and/or Grandma for a Nature Walk! Learn about some Wildlife Moms on the pond as you explore on the trails with the Naturalist. Will the ducks and geese Mommas still be laying on their eggs in the nest, or will the babies be hatched? Let’s find out! Create a special Mother’s Day card for your Mom, your Grandma, or your Baby to help you remember this special day. Dads are welcome too! If it is too rainy to walk the trails, we will still show a spring pond slideshow, and you can explore the exhibit room, and make a card.
Help the naturalist weed, and learn during this fun work event! Experienced and new gardeners alike are invited to dig in to the native plant gardens at the Maplewood Nature Center with the Naturalist. By the time you leave, you will be able to identify at least four native plants and four weeds. We will be transplanting plants, so there may be a chance to take some divisions home.
(ADULTS, AND CHILDREN 10 AND UP WITH ADULT)
Learn to Track Phenology with iNaturalist. We’ll meet one Friday every month March-May. We will walk and observe plants and wildlife happenings on the trails, and then record what we see back at the nature center. Option to bring your own smartphone or tablet (ideally download the iNaturalist app ahead of time). If rainy, program will be cancelled.
St. Croix Montessori School in an independent, non profit, AMI accredited Montessori School. We are currently enrolling for the Fall of 2018. We serve children ages 16 mo-sixth grade. Please join us for our Open House to tour our school, meet our staff and become familiar with our programs.
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life. "We live in a fast paced world, filled with challenges and constant demands made on our precious time. Wouldn't it be nice if we could step back, take a little vacation from all the tension and find a place filled with joy, bliss and peace?"
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, April 23 from 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM for an evening of astronomy and stargazing with meteorologist Mike Lynch. The night will begin at 7:45 PM with an indoor orientation of the night sky with maps and constellation diagrams provided. Then we will go outside onto the terrace and take in the big celestial show overhead. Enjoy a constellation tour and share some of the lore of Big Bear, Little Bear, Cassiopeia, and many more. You’ll also use large telescopes to take a closer view of the beauty in the night sky.