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Moorhead Parks and Recreation has partnered with Nature of the North this winter to host a number of exciting outdoor and winter related events. Join us on a topic based excursion, learn the basics on how to snowshoe or cross-country ski, or even take a winter related workshop. The possibilities are endless and perfect for all those who enjoy the outdoors. 

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SKI and SNOWSHOE DEMONSTRATIONS
 Dates:
1/21; 1/23; 1/30; 2/2; 2/4; 2/20; 2/27

Are you new to XC Skiing or Snowshoeing? Wanting to learn a few tips and tricks?  Come rent equipment from the Hjemkomst Center on these dates! Nature of the North will be on-site assisting renters with the equipment, trail etiquette, and more!

 

Weekday times are 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (2/2 is 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekend times are 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (1/30 is 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

GROUP SNOWSHOE OUTINGS
Dates:
1/14; 1/28; 2/11; 2/18; 2/25
Have your own equipment but looking for people to enjoy the activity with? Nature of the North will be on the trails around the Hjemkomst Center on the listed Thursdays! Join them for all sorts of fun! Rentals will be available. 
WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 13
 Snowshoe Group

Winter Wildlife Excursion
Hjemkomst Center
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Nature of the North and the Red River Zoo on an excursion through Viking Ship and Riverfront Parks to chat about birds, wildlife, and learn what footprints each furry and feathery critters leave behind! All skill levels are welcome! Each excursion begins at 6:00 pm, with the basics of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing and safety. Please arrive by 5:30 pm to sign in and get your equipment ready to hit the tracks!

REGISTER NOW! The cost is $10 per person if you are providing your own snowshoe or ski equipment, or $15 per person if you require rental equipment.

We ask that you please maintain a 6 foot distance between other participants of different households. Face coverings are strongly encouraged when on the excursion.

In case of inclement weather, all programs will be rescheduled for the following Wednesday.
SATURDAY- JANUARY 23
 

CANCELLED: Fire Building Workshop

Hjemkomst Center
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enhance your fire building skills with this informative workshop for all ages! There will be a good mix of instructions and hands on learning opportunities. Workshop held at the Hjemkomst Center.

 

REGISTER NOW! Cost is $10/person- open to all ages.

TUESDAY- JANUARY 26
 

Knot Tying for Kiddos!
Hjemkomst Center
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Jon Walters with Nature of the North for an evening of fun with knots for the kiddos! We'll cover a variety of basic knots with a balance between hands-on and practical learning. Class takes place at the Hjemkomst Center.

 

REGISTER NOW! Cost is $10/person- open for ages 5-12.

 WEDNESDAY- FEBRUARY 3
 Winter-Park-Trail

Snowshoe Through the Past Excursion
Hjemkomst Center
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Nature of the North and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County for a snowshoe excursion into the past of the Red River! Excursion will begin at the Hjemkomst Center.

 

REGISTER NOW! The cost is $10 per person if you are providing your own snowshoe or ski equipment, or $15 per person if you require rental equipment.

SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 13
 

Overnight Winter Camping
M.B. Johnson Park
5:00 pm (Sat) - 10:00 am (Sun)
Enjoy an overnight winter camping trip right here in Moorhead! Nature of the North will help folks set up their tents and get settled in at M.B. Johnson Park in North Moorhead. Along the way, our team will lead a variety of mini adventures! Bring your own gear, but if needed, you can contact Nature of the North for possible rental opportunities.

 

REGISTER NOW! The cost is $50 per person- open for ages 18+

WEDNESDAY- FEBRUARY 17
 Winter Trails Day

Mindfulness Snowshoe Excursion
Hjemkomst Center
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Nature of the North and Randi Kay Olsen Heinold for an evening of connecting with nature with intention! Excursion begins at the Hjemkomst Center.

 

REGISTER NOW! The cost is $10 per person if you are providing your own snowshoe or ski equipment, or $15 per person if you require rental equipment.

SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 20
 

Winter Survival and Preparedness Workshop
Hjemkomst Center
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Nature of the North and Drew Krull as we discuss the ins-and-outs of not only surviving winter, but THRIVING within it! We'll discuss personal safety, gear, and vehicle preparation to make sure you don't end up in a bad situation without any backup. Don't worry, we got you. Workshop held at the Hjemkomst Center.

 

REGISTER NOW! Cost is $10/person- open to all ages.

SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 27
 

Camp Cooking Workshop: Cast Iron
Hjemkomst Center
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nature of the North and Anthony Stoner present their much anticipated and well attended cast iron workshop! You'll learn everything from types of pots/pans/tools, to best practices, to cleaning/maintenance. Don't be afraid of grandma's old cast iron pan. Recognize the treasure you've had in storage! Workshop takes place at the Hjemkomst Center.

REGISTER NOW! Cost is $10/person- open to all ages.