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Here's a list of upcoming activities at Whitewater State Park:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

10 a.m. - Noon H.O.P. into the Park (Healthy Older People)

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Join us each month for the H.O.P. program (Healthy Older People)! Meet older adults who enjoy learning about nature. This month, Joel Dunnette will teach you how to make your own prairie garden. We'll explore the garden in front of the visitor center to learn about the plants and insects that live there.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

1-2 p.m. Nature Time at the Beach

Meet at the beach.

Kids can join a naturalist at the beach for a fun, hands-on nature activity each Thursday and Friday through Labor Day weekend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

1–2 p.m. Nature Time at the Beach

Meet at the beach.

6–7 p.m. Geocaching Challenge

Meet at the Nature Store.

Are you ready for a challenge? Join a naturalist to embark on a high-tech treasure hunt. Bring your own GPS unit or use one provided by the park.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

10–11 a.m. Make Your Own Walking Stick

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Join us for a real hands-on activity making your own walking stick.

1- 2 p.m. Make a Fish Print

Meet at the beach.

Come try your hand at this ancient art form while learning more about the fish that live in Southeast Minnesota. You’ll get to make a fish print postcard to bring home. Meet at the beach.

3– 4 p.m. The New Deal (CCC & WPA History)

Meet at the Nature Store.

Ever wanted to find a job painting, writing or traveling? We might have the right job for you. Fancy yourself more of an Outdoors person? Come find out about the jobs that could await you here at Roosevelt Park. We are seeking workers of all experience levels. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Conservation, the National Park Service and the Works Progress Administration. Meet at the Nature Store.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bats in the Blufflands

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Learn about Minnesota's bat population and the dreaded White Nose Syndrome that threatens their world. We will separate fact from fiction about these fascinating little animals and we will watch them leave their evening roost atop the visitor center.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:30 a.m. - Noon Intro to Trout Fishing

Meet at the South Picnic Area.

Join us for a fun time fishing. Equipment will be provided. Bring your own bait; worms often work best. Fishing licenses are not required during the activity. This program is offered Sundays through Sept. 2.

To check on program cancellations due to poor weather conditions, call the park at 507-312-2300 or check online for cancellations on the state park event calendar.

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