Family Day

Free for members, $10/family for non-members.

Announcing new programming for families on Third Saturdays in the summer.

Families, please join us for a special day of programming at Belwin! Naturalists, scientists, educators and others will lead kid-friendly excursions departing from the Belwin Education Center.

Schedule for Saturday, June 15

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Radio Telemetry

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Aquatic Investigations

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Sun Viewing in the Joseph J. Casby Observatory

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Radio Telemetry

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Aquatic Investigations

Radio Telemetry. Naturalist Jim Rue shows how to use radio telemetry to discover turtle species found at Belwin Conservancy. He’ll also discuss restoration practices and the future of these reptiles.

Aquatic Investigations. Naturalist Natalie Spencer leads a program for elementary-aged children and their families. Come explore life under the pond water. Catch a dragonfly nymph and learn about the journey it goes through before taking flight. We will be spending most of our time on a floating dock using nets to catch these amazing water bugs, or aquatic macroinvertebrates. We may even catch a painted turtle. All children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun Viewing. Members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society will open the Joseph J. Casby Observatory from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for sun viewing.

Explore the Grounds. As part of Summer Saturdays, explore Belwin's Education Center and its miles of rolling woodlands, prairie and wetland trails.

Blanding’s Turtle photo by Erica Hoaglund.


You do not need to register to attend this event.

Event Details

June 15th, 2019
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Education Center
1553 Stagecoach Trail South
Afton MN 55001

Open To

This event is open to Everyone

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