Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – Jan. 2020

River Bend Rapids January 2020

A quick look at what’s going on at River Bend Nature Center

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MAPLE SYRUP FUN RUN

Registration is now open for the Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast on May 2, 2020. Commit early to your new year’s resolution of running a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 25K, or 50K race. Price increases January 31.  

SEEKING SPONSORS FOR THE MAPLE SYRUP FUN RUN

River Bend is seeking sponsors for the Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast on May 2, 2020. 

River Bend Nature Center is hosting the Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Brunch, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020. The run has lengths for every age and ability, including: 50K, 25K, 10K, 5K, and 1 mile walk. Afterwards, runners get to enjoy a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup that is made at River Bend. Spectators can pay to enjoy the breakfast. Our goal is to raise $16,000 to continue to fund:   

  • Environmental education and outdoor recreation programs reaching over 7,500 children, families, and people of all ages from Faribault and surrounding communities.
  • Year-round opportunities for the public to enjoy 743 acres of woods, prairies, and wetlands including exhibits and wildlife viewing at the Interpretive Center for free.
  • Conservation and restoration of the 743 acres of woods, prairies and wetlands, including areas home to endangered species

Please consider becoming a sponsor or promoter of this important event. Please contact us for more information at 507-332-7151. The Poster can be displayed in your store or office space.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS FOR SPRING

Are you interested in becoming an intern? River Bend is looking for spring Environmental Education Interns to help plan and teach school programs that meet state science standards. Learn about environmental education practices and techniques while working with students of diverse cultures and ages. The internship can work around schedules, as long as the applicant has some weekday availability. Check out our Environmental Education Internship opportunity here

For more information, please visit: River Bend Nature Center