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Thursday, June 06, 2019 - It's National Get Outdoors Day

 

 PowerUp and celebrate National Outdoors Day: Get outside and moving with these activities!

  • Tour the Glacial Potholes at Interstate State Park: Meet at the Interstate Visitor's Center, no reservation is needed for groups of 9 or less

    • Friday, June 7: 12-1pm​
  • Play Bird Bingo at St. Croix State Park: Meet in St. Croix Lodge for bingo, everyone leaves with a prize.

    • Friday, June 7: 5-6pm​
  • Join Fishing Friday Morning at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park: Learn to identify species, cast a fishing pole, and much more! Fishing poles, bait, and instructor are provided

    • Friday, June 7: 10am-12pm​
  • Wild River Snakes at Wild River State Park: Meet Dave Crawford, retired WRSP naturalist, to hear about snakes and meet the park bullsnake after

    • Saturday, June 8: 1-2pm​
  • Woods & Wildflowers Walk at Wild River State Park: Walk around the trails and discover plants for many different uses

    • Saturday, June 8: 3-4pm​
  • Geocaching 101 at William O'Brien State Park: A high-tech treasure hunt!

    • Saturday, June 8: 10:30am-12pm​
  • Archery in the Park at Afton State Park: Kid-friendly instruction on how to shoot a bow and arrow from certified instructors. All archery equipment provided

    • Saturday, June 8: 10am-12pm and 1-2:30pm

Find more events and outdoors activities at the Minnesota DNR Website or the Wisconsin DNR Website!​




 PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make it easy and fun for kids and families to eat better and move more in the St. Croix Valley area. Launched in 2013, PowerUp works with community advisors and partners across the St. Croix Valley to create positive community change. PowerUp helps kids grow up healthy through: kids cooking classes; open gyms and outdoor activities; stronger school wellness guidelines; more healthy foods at food shelves, community events and concessions. PowerUp addresses the core contributors to overweight and obesity in children. Research shows that today’s children are experiencing weight issues at younger ages and will live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents, unless we commit to significant, wide spread change. Together, we are already engaging our communities and creating change to improve these trends and help our kids grow up healthy.