Interstate Park in Taylors Falls hosts sessions on fish and fishing, park geology and identifying and stopping invasive species this week. All the events are free, but visitors must have a required Minnesota State Park sticker on their vehicle. Sessions are:
Fabulous Fish Art, 2 p.m. Friday
Discover clues you can use to identify fish while creating your own fishy art to take home. This ongoing program takes most participants about 15 minutes and is offered between 2 and 3 p.m. Meet near the visitor center.
I Can Fish! Fishing Fridays, 4 p.m. Friday
Join the naturalist Fridays in August to discover the strategies and knowledge needed to reel in the big one. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Minnesota residents can fish from shore at the park without a license. Participants must be at least 6 years old and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the boat landing amphitheater at the south entrance to the park.
Rock On! Geology Day, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
Celebrate Interstate Park’s unique geology during this event. Discover world famous potholes on a guided tour, make your own “rockin” creation, take part in a mock pothole dig, try a mineral ID challenge, embark on a special geocaching quest and more. The event is free and ongoing at the north end of the park.
Invasive Species Buffet: Sidewalk Stop, 3-4 p.m. Sunday
Take a look at invasive species and how you can help manage them by filling up your plate. Who knew these invaders could be so delicious? Meet a naturalist to learn more about how these invasive species affect Minnesota’s ecosystems and stopping their spread. No food will be served, but unique recipes will be shared. Find us near the visitor center.