Come out and explore the regional parks and trails of Saint Paul! Enjoy thousands of acres of park land and miles of trails in one of America's most historic river cities and join staff and volunteers for a variety of outdoor adventures that will engage your mind and body in fun and educational activities.
Environmental Programs: Winter/Spring 2015
A variety of outdoor programs are held year-round at Saint Paul's regional parks.
Register online by clicking the links below or call 651-632-2455.
Parent-child nature exploration class for 2-5 year olds. Siblings welcome. Held second Wednesdays from 10 am-11:30 am
• Jan 14, Feb 11, & Mar 11, Battle Creek Recreation Center
• Apr 8 & May 13, Crosby Farm Regional Park
Phalen Freeze Fest
Enjoy this winter with storytelling by firelight, ice fishing, snow caves, and more!
• Saturday, Feb 7, 5:00-8:00 pm, Phalen Picnic Pavilion
Phalen Freeze Fest Puppet Workshops
Help build large parade-style puppets and masks for fest storytelling. Four weeks of open house style workshops.
• Mondays, Jan 12, 22* (due to MLK Day), 26, Feb 2, 4:00-6:00 pm, Duluth & Case Recreation Center
• Tuesdays, Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 4:00-6:00 pm, Hancock Recreation Center
Phalen Freeze Fest Snow Cave Making
Learn the art of building quinzhees (snow caves) in preparation for the festival
• Friday, Feb 6, 3:30-5:30 pm, Phalen Picnic Pavilion
Child-led nature play family meetup held third Thursdays from 10-11:30 am
at Hidden Falls Regional Park Picnic Shelter (North Gate). Offered Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, and May 21.
Geocaching on Snowshoes
Go on a treasure hunt through the snow!
• Saturday, Feb 21, 10 am-noon, Crosby Farm Regional Park
Adults of All Ages
Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
Enjoy the Mississippi River by the light of the moon.
• Thursday, Feb 12, 7:30-9:00 pm, Crosby Farm Regional Park
Flying WILD & Project WILD Workshop
Gain skills and resources for teaching about birds and wildlife.
$69 includes curriculum, lunch, and CEUs
See all Environmental Education programs currently available in our online catalog
by filtering by Department ("Natural Resources") and
ensuring that the Search Level is set to "Sub-Activities Only."
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Looking for support and resources with bringing your students outside in Saint Paul's regional parks? Connect with us and learn about the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Right Track Academies
The Horticulture and EcoRanger Academies are educational programs that expand the traditional Right Track (formerly Youth Job Corps) job training program through hands-on environmental learning opportunities.
We are grateful for support from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Recreational Equipment, Inc, and Cargill.