Exploring the creek…Catching a fish…Learning about native landscaping…What will you discover during one of our programs?


We offer many programs for families and adults throughout the year. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.


Summer Education Series

Get outside and enjoy summer! Once monthly programs encourage families and adults to appreciate the wonders of nature within the District. Past programs have included family fishing, shoreline restoration workshops, and creek walks. Watch for more information about this series in the early Spring!

See all 2017 Summer Education Series Programs

 Homeowner Workshops

Learn how you can make your property water friendly with these seminars for homeowners. Topics include yard care, landscaping, and more.

Buckthorn Removal Workshop

Nature Exploration Backpack Kits

Borrow a nature backpack, and use it to explore the grounds. Search for birds or bugs, and identify what you find! You can check out the Bird bag or the Bug bag from 8-3, Monday through Friday.

Night with the Watershed

During the winter, spend time with the watershed learning about topics that affect our water, or take time to get outside and learn something new.

“I found a woodpecker!” “We are definitely coming back.” –Discovery Point visitors, after using the Bird Bag.

Community Art

Connect to the environment with us through one of our community art projects. Whether you enjoy photography or crafting, we invite you to share your love of the environment in your own way.

Putting Down Roots: A Community Fiber-Art ProjectPuttingDownRoots-yarn-flower

On display at Discovery Point, Putting Down Roots is an eco-art exhibit of plants that benefit clean water and pollinators.  Community members and staff created flowers and animals out of yarn and other fibers. Some of the flowers show the long roots of MN native plants, which help soak up water, and hold soil in place.

Learn more

Photo Contest

The District hosts a photo contest every other year to seek pictures for its bi-annual Photo Calendar. The next photo contest is in 2018. But don’t wait! Start taking pictures now to capture scenes from all four seasons around the District. Pictures must be in horizontal format to be eligible for the photo contest.


Want to learn more about one of these programs? Contact Gael, Education & Outreach Coordinator at gzembal@ninemilecreek.org or 952-204-9691.