Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesday, May 29 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. as we journey down the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers with award-winning photographer Craig Blacklock and music by Stillwater singer/songwriter Peter Mayer. Craig Blacklock will be discussing his new book, "St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers - The Enduring Gift." He will show videos with original music with a live performance by Peter Mayer. Program begins at 6:30 PM with book signing before and after.
Education & Community
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for Alternative Circuitry Creations. This 2 day mini camp for will present teens with the opportunity to create unique circuit crafts including a giant floor piano and stuffed plush toys.
Learn to create Lentil Beads-a cornerstone of metal clay jewelry design. This class is great for a beginner or learn a new technique if you've taken a previous class!
Learn how to use silicone molds to create your own gorgeous silver jewelry. This three hour session is great for a beginner or learn a new technique if you've taken a class before.
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.
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.