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July 2019

Tell the story of the water cycle in Rochester, MN through playing several games in the conservation building at the fair. Learn how water moves through our environment and our lives by becoming a water drop and rolling a dice to see where the water goes, model how water travels over a landscape, mimic how water travels underground, and take-home coloring pages to see how water moves through pipes in buildings.

This activity is geared towards families with kids, but adults are encouraged to participate and bring out your inner-kid.

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Learn about the Master Naturalists program and what they do in the Rochester area, while young naturalists can make a nature journal to record their adventures

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Olmsted Parks

July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Learn about our Minnesota native snakes and get the chance to touch them! Naturalists will talk about the facts, myths and common misconceptions about snakes and will help you have a new appreciation for these unique animals. Recommended for all ages

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At some point, most of us will need to dispose of… (fill in the blank). Whether it’s household garbage, an old washing machine, or a can of paint, Olmsted County’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System provides a Proper Place for Your Waste. In this presentation, we will take an in-depth look at the unique services provided by the Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus, Hazardous Waste Facility, Yard Waste Compost Site, Waste-to-Energy Facility, and Kalmar Landfill.

Time will be set aside to discuss items that should and should NOT be placed in your curbside garbage & recycling containers. Proper waste management helps protect our environment and waterways!

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Tell the story of the water cycle in Rochester, MN through playing several games in the conservation building at the fair. Learn how water moves through our environment and our lives by becoming a water drop and rolling a dice to see where the water goes, model how water travels over a landscape, mimic how water travels underground, and take-home coloring pages to see how water moves through pipes in buildings. This activity is geared towards families with kids, but adults are encouraged to participate and bring out your inner-kid.

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Quarry Hill

July 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about our Minnesota native snakes and get the chance to touch them! Naturalists will talk about the facts, myths and common misconceptions about snakes and will help you have a new appreciation for these unique animals. Recommended for all ages

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Conservation Officer from the MN Department of Natural Resources will be providing information on youth hunting opportunities in Olmsted County.
There will also be a Q & A session following the presentation.

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Enjoy watching bird, want to know how to attract birds at your home?
Learn the ins and outs of how to set up a bird feeding station at your home

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Interested in learning more about the Izaak Walton League, in this presentation, you will find out the role of the Izaak Walton League of America in conservation statewide and nationally. Information with also be shared on how the local chapter participates in the Save Our Streams (SOS program) and the Izaak Walton League wetland; a natural resource open to the public.

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Electric vehicles (EV) are now better than ever! Come hear about what's available, learn what it's like living with one, and see if (and why) an EV should be in your family's future.

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