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Free kids classes at Kinnicknnic State Park this summer

The kids are looking for bugs in the dried log behind the Nature Center. Shawn Rolfs is a UW-River Falls student who volunteered to help instruct. Kids pictured (from left to right) are: Lulu Foster, Austin Pucey and Max Foster. Photo by Melissa Dupont1 / 3
A group explores the woods behind the Nature Center on hike looking at tree bark and new sprouts of plants. Photo by Jill Jordahl2 / 3
Melissa Dupont reads a story to the kids. Photo by Jill Jordahl3 / 3

The young naturalist summer classes at Willow River State Park have been growing tremendously and the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc., providing these classes for families that live closer to River Falls this summer. Join the friends 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of every month June through August at Kinnickinnic State Park to learn about nature. Classes are produced for children ages 3-12 years old and include exploring, hiking, crafts and stories. Vehicle admission into the park is required to enter and attend class. Please visit to find out more information and to register. For questions contact the Nature Center at or 715-386-9340.