Lake Carlos State Park sets workshopsLake Carlos State Park is offering multiple workshops throughout the months of November and December.
Lake Carlos State Park is offering multiple workshops throughout the months of November and December.
The following is a list of workshops:
Saturday, November 17
--10 a.m. to noon. Where do they go? (Bird feeder making): Meet at the visitor center. Learn about adaptations of birds and how those that are still here survive the cold and snowy winters. Make pinecone bird feeders. Registration not required.
--2 to 3 p.m. Flint and steel fire making: Meet at the visitor center. Learn about the history of fire making and try starting a fire using traditional flint and steel methods.
Saturday, December 1
--10 a.m. to noon. Bees wax candle making. Meet at the visitor center. Learn the art and history of candle dipping. Make a set to take home. Pre-registration by November 24 is required. The class is limited to 15 people and costs $5 per person.
Saturday, December 8
--1 to 3 p.m. Animal signs/tracking. Meet at the visitor center. With a naturalist, investigate the signs and clues that animals leave behind. Come prepared for the weather, as the class takes place outside.
Saturday, December 15
--10 a.m. to noon. Snowshoe with a naturalist. Meet at the visitor center. Explore the park. Learn the styles and advantages of snowshoes. Bring snowshoes or use the park’s.
--1 to 3 p.m. Snowshoe geocaching. Meet at the visitor center. Learn the basics of a GPS, how they work, and what geocaching is. Cover the basics before heading out on snowshoes to try a course in the park, created just for the program. Dress warm. Bringing a GPS or snowshoes is optional.
Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. A vehicle permit, available at the park office ($5 for one day or $25 for 12 months), is required to enter the park.
For more information, contact the park at (320) 852-7200.