Maplewood Nature Center events

Here is a list of upcoming events at Maplewood Nature Center.

• Winter Wisdom: Maplewood Nature Center hosts Winter Wisdom Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 1 p.m. The meeting is for new Minnesotans looking to learn how to enjoy winter outdoors. Learn how to avoid frostbite, hypothermia and sunburn. Test insulating properties of different materials, learn how to calculate wind-chill, make a winter emergency kit for your car and a solar bead zipper pull for your jacket. Weíll try snowshoeing if we have snow, then warm up with hot apple cider. Enter our drawing for a winter-wise prize. Free, registration required by Thursday, Nov. 29 at or call 651-249-2170.

• December Brrd-count: Brrrd-count: is Saturday, Dec. 15 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center. Its for ages 14 and older. Drop in to watch and record winter birds on trails or at feeders. Enter your sightings into eBird or hand-write a list for the naturalist. Double the fun by renting a pair of snowshoes for $5/pair if there is six inches of snow on the ground. It is a free drop-in program. 

• Holiday Pollinator Felting Craft: Maplewood Nature Center hosts Holiday Pollinator Felting Craft Tuesday, Dec, 18 starting at 3 p.m. The event is for adults and for children ages 10 and over who are with an adult. Learn about three native bees, then use cookie cutters and wool to make a simple bee or butterfly. It’s great for homeschoolers. Attendance costs $5 per person and registration is required by Friday, De.c 14. Register at or call 651-249-2170.

• Nature Hangout: This drop-off program for only youth ages 7-11, Nature Hangout will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 starting at 1 p.m. Parents can get some holiday preparation work done while we go outdoors all together for a treasure hunt, then back inside to meet live animals, and a craft. Dress for the weather. There will be snowshoeing if there is snow. Registration is required by Thursday, December 20th and costs $25 per youth. Register at, or call 651-249-2170.

• S’more Nature Fun: will be held Saturday, Dec. 29 starting at 1:30 p.m. It is fun to be outside in the wintertime. Take a hike or snowshoe down to the pond for a fun exploration then make S’mores. It is $5 a person. Register by Thursday, Dec 28 at or call 651-249-2170.

Maplewood Nature Center is located at 2659 E. Seventh St. in Maplewood. For information call 651-249-2170.

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