Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Saturday, January 11:

1 - 2 p.m.: Special Program: The Polar Bear Experience

Professional photographer Steve Kohls will share a slideshow from his trip to Kaktovik, the only village in the Alaska NWR, where he witnessed the interaction of the polar bears and villagers.

Saturday, January 18:

1 - 2:30 p.m.: Family Snowshoe Hike: Winter Wildlife Survivor

Learn about the techniques animals use to deal with cold Minnesota winters. A brief talk and how-to-snowshoe lesson followed by a short snowshoe hike to search for signs of these winter survival strategies. Snowshoes are provided that fit kids from age 4 to adults. If you have younger children, you can bring a sled and pull them along.

Sunday, January 19:

1 - 2:30 p.m.: Sunday Snowshoeing

Join the Naturalist to explore areas that cannot be traveled on any other time of the year. If conditions permit, we will travel 1 and a half miles. How-to-instructions and traditional snowshoes are provided (or bring your own). Registration is required and limited.

Saturday, January 25:

1 - 3 p.m.: Snowshoeing into the Past

An indoor look at some artifacts, and a snowshoe trek led by archaeologists to locations where they discovered evidence of a village from the 1600s and a “campsite” dating to over 3,000 years ago. Snowshoes and basic snowshoeing instruction are provided.

Registration is required and limited for all activities. Call (320) 532-3269 and leave your name, phone number, and number of people attending. All activities meet at the Interpretive Center.

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