Naturalist-Led Family and Adult Programs

Celebrating over 50 years of building lasting relationships between people and 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. Please note, leaving a voicemail message does not constitute an official registration.


Woodsy Women Kayak Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 9-11:30 a.m.
Registration deadline: May 23

Let’s enjoy a morning paddle together on Warner’s beautiful lakes. Participants will need to be physically able to get into and out of a sit-on-top kayak independently. Sit-on-top kayaks are very stable, fun, and easy-to-use.
Ages 16+ $10 WNC Friends/SMM members; $12 nonmembers



Herp Hike
Saturday, June 1, 1-3 p.m.
Registration deadline: May 30

Join a WNC naturalist for a fun afternoon learning about amphibians and reptiles! The program will include an introduction to the herps found at Warner and a chance to meet our live captive animals. We will then head outside for a hike through our forest, prairie, or wetland habitats to the pond where we will try catching tadpoles and frogs. Activities for all ages and expertise.
$8 WNC Friends/SMM members; $10 nonmembers



Woodsy Women Canoe Paddle
Sunday, June 9, 9-11:30 a.m.
Registration deadline: June 6

Let’s enjoy a leisurely morning paddle together on Warner’s beautiful lakes. Participants will need to be physically able to get into and out of a canoe independently.
Ages 16+ $10 WNC Friends/SMM members; $12 nonmembers



Adult Canoe Paddle
Thursday, June 13, 1-3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 11

Enjoy the delights of nature as you paddle the calm waters of Terrapin Lake. With luck we’ll see eagles and beavers. Participants will need to be physically able to get into and out of a canoe independently.
Ages 16+ $10 WNC Friends/SMM members; $12 nonmembers