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Nature and History Programs

Nature Programs

The Nature Ranger™ (Preschool-Grade 3)

Explore the natural world with stories, songs and animal props in this interactive "virtual fieldtrip" program. Participants will hear animal folktales and real life stories about the animals that live in the woods and fields right near their houses. They'll even learn how to listen like a deer and howl like a wolf. "Ahhooooo!"

Northwoods Animal Tales

Learn how bear got a short tail and why deer have antlers in this interactive story and nature program. Laugh and smile as these stories inspire students to want to learn more about the creatures who share our world.

Stories From the Bird World

No matter where you go, you will see birds. Learn science and story reasons for how birds fly, why birds are important and how birds help us every day in this engaging and nature-inspired program.

Round River Ecology Stories

Does it really matter if we recycle, conserve water and take care of our environment? Hear stories about why we need to care for our world, and discover simple ways to to just that as you laugh along with these stories of fools and wise folks from around the world.

History Programs

Minnesota 150 Programs

150 years of Minnesota History

History comes to life and Kevin inspires students with real-life stories about the people and events that made Minnesota great. Stories include "The Great Grasshopper Invasion" and "Robbing the Wrong Bank in Northfield" as well as other Minnesota history stories.

150 years of Minnesota Stories and Storytelling

People have told stories around the camfire or fireplace since the start of our state. Sit back, relax and enjoy stories told over the past 150 years by the Dakota, Ojibwe, English, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Hispanic and Hmong people who have made the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" their home.

Minnesota Heroes and Heroines

From is birth in 1858, Minnesota has been a land of heroes and heroines. To survive on the frontier, people had to be strong, brave and helpful. Learn about what it takes to be "a hero" and hear about the heroes and heroines who have made our state great.

200th Lincoln's Birthay Programs

Of The People, For the People: The Story of Abraham Lincoln

Hear the story of Amrica's 16th President. How he worked hard and how after failing again and again, he became President and led our nation through the most divisive time in our history. This program includes recitation of "The Gettysburg Address."

Growing Up Lincoln: Tales of Abe Lincoln's Frontier Boyhood

Hear what it was like for Lincoln to grow up on the Illinois frontier and discover the values that made him one of the most important presidents in U.S. history.

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PO Box 6511 • Rochester MN 55903 • Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.

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