National Park Week begins on Saturday, April 15 and runs through Sunday, April 23. Voyageurs is celebrating by offering a series of events for park visitors! All events take place at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. It is open 10am – 4:30pm Wednesday – Sunday.
Voyageurs National Park Kids Art Show: View art and writing samples created by local elementary students centered on this years theme: “Plants and Trees are Important Because…”
Saturday April 15
Junior Ranger Day: Junior Ranger activities are a great way to connect kids to our National Parks. Bring your child to Voyageurs and complete one of three different activity booklets to earn a badge!
Friday April 21
2:00 pm – Native Foods Cooking Demonstration: Enjoy the tastes and smells of North Woods cooking in the great outdoors. Come learn about locally available food sources the Ojibwe Indians relied on in the past and people still enjoy today. High School students from the Indus ProStart Foods Class will be preparing a delectable meal using locally available native foods. Samples provided!
Saturday April 22
1:00 pm – Ojibwe Ethno-botanical Garden Tour: Join Park Ranger Lisa Maass for a spring plant walk in the Ojibwe Ethno-botanical Garden and discover the importance of native plants to the Ojibwe culture.
2:00 pm – The Cattail Invasion-Why Did This Happen and What Can We Do?: Park Biologist Bryce Olson will discuss the reasons behind this cattail invasion and a multi-year project aiming to reduce cattail abundance and restore delicate wetlands in Voyageurs.
Sunday April 23
National Park Prescription Day: National Parks are a great place to be active and support a healthy lifestyle! Pick up a Hike to Health passport, hit the trails, and start logging the miles to keep your mind, body, and spirit in good health.