October Programs


Lunch With A Naturalist

Bring your lunch and join a naturalist for our Lunch with a Naturalist series. These monthly presentations will include local natural history information and possibly a relaxing stroll on the trails at Wargo. Any equipment that may be needed will be provided. Pre-registration is not required. FREE!

Wargo Nature Center
October 5; 11:30 am - 1 pm (Fall Colors)
Ages 50+  

 Wargo Fall Festival
Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center!  We’ll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games, and have self-guided nature activities available for you and your family.  

Wargo Nature Center
October 16, 2-4pm

Little Goblins Costume Party
Ghosts, goblins and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety of themed carnival games and crafts. Refreshments will be provided and you can even take a photo with our special photo backdrop. Wargo Nature Center staff will be leading a flashlight hike and a look at the stars. Don’t forget your camera! Note: Parents/guardians are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume as well. Please make sure all costumes are family appropriate; no costumes with weapons. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 8 years and younger are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Wargo Nature Center
October 28
6:30 - 8 PM
$8/child (+ tax)
Adults Free 
Lunch with a Naturalist
Nordic Walking

Introduction to Kayaking
During this flat water course we will cover basic strokes, kayaking safety, and boat/equipment selection. Most of our time will be spent out on the water paddling and getting comfortable in the boats. No experience is necessary and pre-registration is required. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Rum River South County Park
October 5; 5 – 7 pm
Ages 15+
$25/person (+ tax)

Nordic Walking
Anyone can do it! It takes a simple walk and turns it into a full body workout and it doesn’t feel like you are working any harder.  Increase your heart rate, burn more calories, strengthen your upper body and create resistance to build better bone density.  Pre-registration is required

Wargo Nature Center
October 6; 4 – 5:15 pm
Ages 15+
$10/person (+ tax)

Composting with Worms
Bird Walk

Vermicomposting - Composting With Worms
Looking to reduce your food waste and make great compost year-round? Vermicomposting is an easy and inexpensive way to reduce the amount of food you throw away as well as make some of the very best compost available for your plants and gardens! Best of all, it can be done year-round and indoors with no bad smell, no escaping worms, and only a tiny amount of space. Come see an established bin and learn the tips and tricks for creating a successful worm compost bin using red wiggler worms. We’ll cover building the bins, obtaining and keeping worms, preventing odors and harvesting of compost. Participants will make their own vermicomposting bin they can take home! Worms not provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. 

Wargo Nature Center
October 8; 1 – 3 pm

Ages 8+ 
$12/person, $5/additional family member (+ tax). Includes 1 bin per registered family. $12/additional bin (optional)

Bird And Nature Walk
Join a naturalist for a guided bird walk around Islands of Peace County Park. We will cover the basics of bird identification and binocular use before hitting the trail. Binoculars and bird identification guides will be available for use.  Pre-registration is required. 
$5/person (+tax)

Islands of Peace County Park (Meet at the visitor center)
October 8; 9 - 10 am

All Ages

$5/person (+ tax)   

Fresh Cheese Making
Do you love fresh cheese? If so, learn how to make fresh mozzarella and ricotta! It is easier than you think and you’ll come away with some tasty fresh cheese. We’ll take you through the whole cheese-making process, introducing you to the ingredients and skills that you need to start making fresh cheese at home. Pre-registration is required.

Wargo Nature Center
October 15; 1 – 3 pm
Ages 15+

$20/person (+ tax)    

Anoka County Parks
Parks Office: 763-757-3920
Wargo Nature Center: 651-429-8007

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