Naturalist-Led Family and Adult Programs

Celebrating 50 yearsCelebrating 50 years of connecting people to the natural world.

Join a Warner naturalist for these fun events for all ages! Wear casual clothing appropriate for the weather and hands-on activities.

Pre-registration is required for all of our programs (except Fall Color Blast and Maple Syrup Open House). Cancellations must be made at least three days prior to an event for a full refund.

To register, please call (651) 433-2427, ext. 10. Please note, leaving a voicemail message does not constitute an official registration.

Looking for an adventure outside with your family and friends? Join us as we celebrate our 50th year with these fun weekend programs!


Adult Paddle
Tuesday, August 15; 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy the delights of late spring as you paddle the calm waters of Lake Terrapin at sunset. With luck we’ll hear loons and see beavers. Instruction and all equipment provided. Register with a friend to enjoy a beautiful evening on the lake. Limit of 12 people. Register by calling (651) 433-2427, ext 10. (Ages 18 and older) $10 WNC Friends/SMM members; $12 nonmembers. Registration deadline: August 14


Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 9; 12-2 p.m.
$5 per person, free for children ages 2 and under
Learn about the fascinating life of the monarch butterfly and their fall migration. Take a net out to the prairie, be a citizen scientist, and help tag any monarchs we might be lucky enough to catch. Monarch tagging is an international project that monitors their migration patterns and population levels. This program will include hiking on uneven terrain.


Fall Color Blast—50th Anniversary Event
Sunday, October 1; 12-5 p.m.

summer campJoin us for a day of fall adventures as we celebrate Warner's 50th anniversary! Enjoy a live bird banding demonstration, paddle on our pristine lakes, listen to live music, visit our bee yard with open hive demonstrations, and learn about the history of Warner. Bring cash to purchase some delicious food and drinks from Consuming Fire brick-oven pizza and Craft Mobile Kitchen. Lift Bridge Brewery is providing root beer! Registration is not required.