Winter Naturalist Series

Spruce up your naturalist skills this winter with Outdoor U!

Saturdays, Jan 29 & Feb 12, 2022

  • FREE - Outdoor U Members & CSB/SJU students
  • $10/session - Nonmembers. $20 max per family each session.

Online Registration

2022 Session Descriptions

Saturday, Jan 29 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Science of Snow and Snowflakes
Meet in New Science Center 150   Changed to free 30 minute virtual program due to campus COVID restrictions.
Register to get Zoom link for the program.
Let's explore snow in the Abbey Arboretum! We will discuss the varieties of snowflakes and how they form. We will also observe how snow changes over time and what happens as it gets compacted.

Saturday, Feb 12
Winter Animal Tracks | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at the Maple Sugar Shack
Learn about some of the common animal tracks and signs you might find during a Minnesota winter. Hiking in the Abbey Arboretum, we'll test our skills as a group.

snowflakes and oak leaveswinter in the prairie