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Classes & Events

Northern Lakes Region

Norther Lakes Region Classes & Events

Tiny Turtles - Summer Session


June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28


Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus


$30 per Child


Tiny Turtles is an outdoor nature program designed specifically for 4 and 5-year-olds! This class meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, March through May, and select Mondays June through August, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. Children will have the opportunity to explore the natural world around them on the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus while learning about healthy foods and gardening, animals and their habitats, trees, and so much more! Classes will be held entirely outdoors, so it is imperative that kids are dressed for the weather each day, whether that means mud boots and raincoats or full winter gear.

We Are Water MN 


April 27 - June 17, 2023

Mondays 10am - 6pm 

Wednesdays & Fridays 10am - 4pm

Saturdays 10am - 2pm


Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus

2331 Dancing Wind Road SW

Pine River, MN 56474



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An interactive exhibit & programs that explore the science, history, stories, culture, and relationships of water in Minnesota. 

Turtle Treks

Turtle Treks is an overnight camping experience for girls in 2nd - 8th grade. These camping trips provide youth with a chance to visit parks across the state and in their own backyard. Through Turtle Treks, children have the opportunity to experience the ins-and-outs of camping while building friendships and enjoying the great outdoors!


Campers learn vital camping skills, such as how to set up tents, how to make a fire (and cook over it!), and Leave No Trace responsibilities, as well as information about Minnesota's natural resources. We talk about Minnesota's land, water, plants, animals, and the night sky while kids are entertained with games, lessons, activities, songs, riddles, and stories.

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For other events in the Northern Lakes Region, visit the Pine River Community Events Calendar

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Driftless Region Family Nature Walks


Saturday, July 29

Saturday, October 21

All walks begin at 10am

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In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Family Nature Walks offer an opportunity for guided nature exploration with Happy Dancing Turtle's Nature Nora in the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge!  Meet other nature-loving families as we take a leisurely walk, observing nature & learning fun facts. Plus, get activities to take home & resource recommendations to continue learning as a family! Meeting locations may vary based on conditions and phenology.

Pricing & Registration

Free, registration required. Please email or call 218-587-2303 to reserve spots in a walk. Let us know the number in your group. 

Weather & Cancellations

These walks are rain, shine, or snow events - please come prepared! In the event of severe weather, we will contact you to inform you of a cancellation. The April 8 walk was rescheduled for April 29 due to road flooding in the refuge. 


Explore other Programs & Events for Kids

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Tiny Turtles
Turtle Treks
Nature Club
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