From the teepee they set up to the view of the river. No matter the time of year you can't beat a visit to the nature center (did I mention it's free to visit and park). They have a wonderful main building with toys, mounts, exhibits, books and live animals for children and adults to enjoy.
You can hike, bike, walk, cross country ski, snow shoe. Watch the turtles in the turtle pond, spot a deer, or watch the goats clear out the over growth.
Even join them at Halloween or during the holiday season for either a dog sled ride or horse drawn sleigh ride. Also watching them when they make maple syrup. They host so many different public events. I'd suggest liking them on their Facebook page and following their events.
They even have a serene overlook with engraved bricks you can purchase in memory of a loved one (or any reason you would like). My family has one for my brother, Ben Smith, and I love stopping by to see it when I'm there.
I can't recommend a visit to the Riverbend Nature Center enough. In the evenings you can hear the drum ceremony coming from near by and it's really beautiful on a evening stroll. I could go on and on, but I hope you visit and make your own memories.
We only have one more Adventure is out There camp with openings and it's scheduled for next week! We are opening it to ages 10 and up. Sign up today before our last couple of spots fill up! https://riverbend.z2systems.com/…/clie…/riverbend/event.jsp…&
River Bend has 743 acres of green and blue space for you to explore. What do you think, does spending time outdoors in nature improve your health?
Have you ever to wanted to search the woods for Big Foot? Want to go swimming with a lake monster? Can you REALLY grow your own Paul Bunyan beard in a DAY? Learn all about the mysterious monsters that roam the great state of Minnesota during this 4 day half day camp! Maybe even create your own Minnesota tall-tale! If I was still a kid, I would say, “SIGN ME UP, MOM!” https://riverbend.z2systems.com/…/clie…/riverbend/event.jsp…&
Here are the newest members of the River Bend Nature Center family! These three ladies are here for the entirety of the summer, helping out and teaching summer camps to all the little humans that come walking through our doors! Click here to get to know the new faces of RBNC! https://rbnc.wordpress.com/
Have you seen a yellow flower blooming at River Bend? It may have been wild parsnip-- a noxious invasive plant. Read our latest blog post to learn more about the harm it can cause, and also head to the interpretive center on July 12th or 23rd to help us remove it from the park.
Are you passionate about RBNC, our mission to help people discover, enjoy, understand and preserve the incredible natural world, and willing to bring your skills to help lead the organization and be an ambassador in the community for our work? Apply to be a member of our Board of Directors by visiting www.rbnc.org! Hurry - applications are due by the end of the day July 10.
Want to hit the trails? There's still one spot remaining in our Hike it or Bike it summer camp! Call 507-332-7151 or visit our website to register!
Head over to the interpretive center tomorrow for a special meet and great with our resident turtle, and to explore the adaptions that make turtles unique!
Have you ever been rock climbing, zip lining, canoeing, fishing, slacklining, and done archery in one week?? Well, we have a few spots open in our upcoming Adventure is Out There camps (session 4 and 5) for you to experience all of those things and more! https://riverbend.z2systems.com/…/clie…/riverbend/event.jsp…
Are you looking for a new hiking trail? Wanting to see new sights? Are you bored with sidewalks and cars? Do you want to see more wildlife?!
Then read my newest blog post A Newbies Guide to River Bend and come out to RBNC for a fun filled day of nature! Whether you are the new kid on the block or a member of the center, this post is MUST-READ!http://wp.me/p2CtPe-mC
We've got a great program line-up this weekend at the nature center! From arts and crafts to exploring aquatic worlds, there's something for everyone! Click on the program links for more details.
Check out the next chapter in our monarch blog post series! How many monarchs have you seen this summer?https://rbnc.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/growing-up-monarch-4/