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Summer 2020 Field day Offerings

We are headed back into the field and are excited to take kids along!
 
These short, but wild experiences will get us back enjoying nature together with friends, fun, and learning. On and off-site outdoor experiences in small groups are available for registration now. 
 
Safety is always front and center at Quarry Hill and that's why we've implemented new
policies and procedures guided by Stay Safe MN and the CDC to keep our program participants and the community healthy.

Please read our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for programs. 

 


On-Site Adventures

Nature Art Adventures  
Kids entering grades 1-2

You can’t spell earth without ART! Join in as we look to nature for inspiration and adventure! Let your creativity flow as you hike through the park creating and leaving your art behind. Experience nature painting, craft a collage and be inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Meets at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

Session 1: August 12, 9:30-11:30  (Rain date Aug. 14)

Session 2: August 12, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 14)

Session 3: August 19, 9:30-11:30 (Rain date Aug. 21)

Session 4:  August 19, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 21)

$22 per session 

 

Fishing Frenzy 
Kids entering grades 3-4 

We provide the line and you search out your pole. Then we’ll all head down to the Quarry Hill fishing hole! Your fishing adventure begins with learning how to create your very own stick fishing pole. Then off to the woods to learn a new and clever tactic to collect bait and finally, head to the pond to see what we catch! Meets at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

Session 1: August 12, 9:30-11:30  (Rain date Aug. 14)

Session 2: August 12, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 14)

Session 3: August 19, 9:30-11:30  (Rain date Aug. 21)

Session 4: August 19, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 21)

$22 per session 

 


Off Site Adventures

 

Crayfishing at the Creek 
Kids entering grades 5-6            

Put on your sandals or water shoes and wade into an adventure at one of our local streams.  We will use nets to catch and identify crayfish and other critters that call the creek home! Be ready to get wet during this fun stream study!

  • This class meets and picks up at Slatterly Park, 950 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 
  • Participants should bring:
    • Sandals with a heel strap or water shoes. 
    • Water Bottle
  • Please be aware there are no restrooms available.

Session 1: August 13, 9:30-11:30  (Rain date Aug. 17) 

Session 2: August 20, 9:30-11:30  (Rain date Aug. 24)

Session 3: August 20, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 24)

 $25 per session

 

Kayak Adventures   
Kids entering grades 7-9        

Steady your paddle and spend the afternoon looking for bald eagles, turtles, great-blue herons and more as we paddle our kayaks down the Zumbro River. In case of high water, an area lake will be explored instead.  Be prepared to get wet!

  • This class meets at the public water access behind 125 Live on Elton Hills Dr. NW
  • This class picks up at the public water access across from the Essex Park entrance off of West River Road NW.  It is a cul-da-sac at 5300 West River Road NW
  • Participants should bring:
    • Sandals with a heel strap or water shoes.  
    • Water Bottle
  • Please be aware there are no restrooms available.

Session 1: August 6, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 7)

Session 2: August 11, 1:00-3:00  (Rain date Aug. 18)

$25 per session

 

Crayfishing at the Creek
Kids entering grades 7-9               

Put on your sandals or water shoes and wade into an adventure at one of our local streams.  We will use nets to catch and identify crayfish and other critters that call the creek home. Be ready to get wet during this fun stream study!

  • This class meets and picks up at Slatterly Park, 950 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 
  • Participants should bring:
    • Sandals with a heel strap or water shoes. 
    • Water Bottle
    • Please be aware there are no restrooms available.

Session 1: August 13, 1:00-3:00  ( Rain date Aug. 17 )