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1 Bagels & Birds
5 American Environmentalists
19 OWLS Luncheon
19 Restoration Club
25 Talking Turkey
3 Hydroponic Gardening
5 Holly Jolly Night Hike
6 Bagels & Birds
13 Feast Forward
14 Bus Trip to the Nat'l Eagle Center
17 OWLS Lunch Series
17 Restoration Club
21 Winter Solstice X-C Ski & Snowshoe

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun Closed

Bats, Bones & Bonfires

River Bend News & Updates

Scarecrow Contest Entries

Thanks to some talented local businesses, we had some great entries in our Scarecrow Contest at Bats, Bones & Bonfires on Oct. 25th. See photos of all the entries here!

  • Erickson Furniture - Winner of the Scarecrow Contest! Erickson Furniture - Winner of the Scarecrow Contest!
  • Erickson Furniture's scarecrow's pumpkin Erickson Furniture's scarecrow's pumpkin
  • Heartland Animal Hospital and Camp Canine Kennels Heartland Animal Hospital and Camp Canine Kennels
  • All Season Thrift Store All Season Thrift Store
  • Lyons Meats Lyons Meats
  • The Crafty Maven The Crafty Maven

Join Our New Restoration Club

River Bend Nature Center staff invites young adults and adults to come out and learn about land restoration techniques with professionals from the Landscape Restoration company!  At the Nature Center, you will learn restoration techniques and practice implementing those techniques, then you can take your new skills and knowledge home to put to work on your own property. Learn more >>

Driving to River Bend During Road Construction

One of the main roads to River Bend, Division St E, is closed for construction. For a map and directions for the alternate route, please visit our Directions to River Bend web page. If you get lost along the way, just give us a call (during business hours) at 507.332.7151 and we'll be happy to assist.

Newsletter CoverRead our Fall Newsletter Issue Online

Our fall newsletter issue is now available online. This special issue is all about River Bend, including profiles on our education programs, public programs, facilities, administration, volunteers, future of River Bend, and our calendar of upcoming programs and events! Read it here and now.

Deer Management Hunt Application Process Closed

The application process for our deer management hunt closed on Monday, September 15th. We are no longer accepting applications for this year's hunt. For more information about the hunt, please read the documents below.

Historical Perspective & Management Options - Management Hunt Requirements & Regulations

The deer management hunt will be the sixth at River Bend. While those hunts were considered successful by River Bend’s staff, the deer population is exceeding River Bend’s desired herd size for the centers ecological health.  An archery hunt will take place from November 8th through November 11th. Only selected hunters will be eligible to participate. Those selected will be required to purchase from the DNR a license, an any sex deer tag, and attend at least one of two orientation sessions.

Homeschool Science Series Returns

River Bend announces the return of our homeschool science series of programs this school year! This series features some of our most popular programs and school units tailored just for homeschoolers in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This monthly program is a great supplement to your science curriculum. Get all the details about our homeschool series, including monthly topics, on our Homeschool web page!

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers! River Bend has a variety of volunteer jobs available throughout the year. Right now, our critical needs are volunteers to sit at the front desk on the weekend, paint trailside, help with public programs, and other tasks. If you're interested in helping out, please contact Leslie Kennedy at 507.332.7151. Thank you for considering!

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« Our mission is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. »
   River Bend Nature Center a donor-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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