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Programs & Events
1 Paper Making
1 Geocaching 101
2 Macroinvertabrate Investigation
6 Star Finders
8 Shells & Scutes: Turtles of River Bend
9 Geology Tour
9 Intro to Orienteering
15 What's for Dinner - Summer Foraging Workshop
16 What's in the Water
19 O.W.L.S - Minnesota Bluff Lands
20 Timber Rattlesnakes
21 Campfire Program
29 Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) Wokshop
30 H2Only

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun open 9am - 2pm during the summer

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River Bend News & Notes

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

We had a great evening honoring all of those that help make River Bend the amazing place that it is. We can't thank you enough for all that you do!

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Summer camp 2017

River Bend is Hiring!

Are you interested in making a difference while working as part of a closely knit team? Then River Bend is the place for you! We are hiring for the following positions:

Environmental Educators (Full time-40, temporary) follow this link for more details and the application process:


Spring Newsletter Issue Online

Our spring newsletter issue is now online and available for you to read!

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, a new Naturalist Notebook on the Dragonfly Hunter with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!

Come See the New Prairie Wall Mural in our Interpretive Center

This February River Bend Nature Center began taking on the ambitious project to paint its north wall as a giant prairie mural. One of our Environmental Educators, Elsa Litecky, spearheaded this project, and with the help of a few volunteers they have made some great progess! Swing in and check it out for yourself!

Check out our video!

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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.
PO Box 186, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-0186 USA
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