Naturalist Programs and Activities


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Find naturalist activities in other Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on the statewide events calendar!

07/30/16

Itasca State Park: Held at Forest Inn, across from Douglas Lodge.

Group Songwriting-Creating the Itasca Birthday Song. Happy Birthday Itasca! Weekend Festival

07/30/16

Itasca State Park

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour

07/30/16

Itasca State Park

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Woodpeckers of Itasca

07/30/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)

Outdoor Kids: Tree-mendous Trees

07/30/16

Itasca State Park

Ice Cream Social. Happy Birthday Itasca! Weekend Festival

07/30/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the Museum Amphitheater (inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center if raining.)

125th Anniversary Concert Celebrating Itasca with Charlie Maguire Centennial Troubadour for Minnesota State Parks. Happy Birthday Itasca! Weekend Festival

07/31/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Park Rapids Community Band Concert

07/31/16

Itasca State Park: Festival events held in the Itasca picnic grounds located by the picnic shelter

Happy Birthday Itasca! Picnic in the Park Festival

07/31/16

Itasca State Park: Held in the Itasca picnic grounds located by the picnic shelter.

Retro Picnic Contest. Happy Birthday Itasca! Weekend Festival

07/31/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Unpolished

07/31/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Tim Eggebraaten

08/03/16

Itasca State Park

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Bird Nests

08/03/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Mysteries in History: All Aboard to the Mallard Ghost Town, Car Tour

08/03/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)

Outdoor Kids: Loons

08/03/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Woods, Evening Stroll

08/04/16

Itasca State Park

Circle Time Under the Pines: H is for Happy Birthday, Itasca!

08/04/16

Itasca State Park

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Whose Track is That?

08/04/16

Itasca State Park

Historic CCC Buildings Walk

08/04/16

Itasca State Park

Old Timer's Cabin, Open Tour

08/04/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca Jeopardy, Campfire

08/05/16

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Fridays

08/05/16

Itasca State Park

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Black Bear

08/05/16

Itasca State Park

Flashback Friday Slide Show Night

08/06/16

Itasca State Park

Mississippi River Facts Walk

08/06/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)

Outdoor Kids: Monarch Butterflies

08/06/16

Itasca State Park

Animal Senses, Campfire

08/10/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Mysteries in History: The Jefferson Highway

08/10/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)

Outdoor Kids: Fish Painting

08/11/16

Itasca State Park

Circle Time Under the Pines: M is for Mississippi River

08/12/16

Itasca State Park

Kids' Fishing Fridays

08/13/16

Itasca State Park

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour

08/13/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)

Outdoor Kids: Busy Beavers

08/13/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the Amphitheater in the picnic grounds by the Lakeside Museum, watch for signs. (lakeside from Wegmann's Store/cabin)

Itasca Wildlife Wonders- The Yellowstone Elk, Campfire

08/14/16

Itasca State Park: Meet in the picnic grounds just north of the Lakeside Museum, watch for signs. (lakeside from Wegmann's Store/cabin)

Yoga Under the Pines

08/14/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich

08/16/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center Parking Lot

Minnesota's Treasures: Itasca's Wilderness Sanctuary Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tour

08/17/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Mysteries in History: "Who Stole My Cheese?!" The Mississippi River Survey Marker

08/19/16

Itasca State Park: Meet by the globe at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.

She Had Nerve and a Big Gun! The Mary Gibbs Story

08/20/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Basement Brass

08/24/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Mysteries in History: The Lind Saddle Trail Marker Mystery

08/27/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

10th Annual North Country Hiking Fest: Take on the Challenge!

08/30/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the new Itasca Campus Center located on the Itasca Biological Station campus (along Main Park Drive, watch for signs).

Itasca's Mysteries in History: The Itasca Biological Station

08/31/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Mysteries in History: Life of a Wilderness Forest Ranger at Nicollet Cabin

09/01/16

Itasca State Park

Circle Time Under the Pines: T is for Trees

09/04/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Jim and Molly Bauer

09/24/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Itasca's 9th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Lantern Lit Hike: Making Itasca Memories

09/24/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Jim and Molly Bauer

10/01/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the North Country Trail Head at the South Entrance Itasca State Park (along Highway 71) at 12:30 p.m. to car pool to the trailhead.

Fall Colors Vista Hike: Exploring the North Country Trail and the Mississippi River Watershed

10/11/16

Itasca State Park

Circle Time Under the Pines: S is for Skunks

11/15/16

Itasca State Park

Circle Time Under the Pines: W is for Woodpeckers

11/19/16

Itasca State Park: Meet outside Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge in Itasca State Park

Discovering the Civilian Conservation Corps: Exploring the North Country Trail and Itasca along the Dr. Roberts Trail

12/03/16

Itasca State Park: Meet at the North Country Trail Head at the South Entrance Itasca State Park (along Highway 71)

Wildlife Tracking Hike: Exploring the North Country Trail in Early Winter