The Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center, Minnesota's oldest private nature center, is located in northern Washington County and offers a wide variety of program opportunities for scouts of all ages. We offer the pre-scheduled programs as well as custom programs on a select number of dates. Call (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to find out more about custom options.
We're offering a limited number of pre-scheduled programs this year but also have openings to book custom programs on other dates. Call (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to register for one of these programs or to set up a custom date. Queries about open dates can be sent to .
Junior Canoer Awards Connection: WNC Original
Spend 3 hours learning the basics of canoe safety. We've been teaching girls to canoe for decades and there are no houses or other distractions on the wilds of Terrapin Lake! Learn how to load and launch a canoe, use a PFD, safely change places, keep an eye on the weather, and take care of gear. You'll also learn the three basic canoe strokes once we're on the water. Experienced staff leads every program. Every girl will receive a canoe badge for free at the end of this three-hour program. This is a very popular class that fills quickly. Price: $10 per girl, $120 minimum
Classes set up on a custom basis on multiple dates. Call for availability.
(651) 433-2427 ext. 13.
NEW! Junior Kayaker Awards Connection: WNC Original
New for 2013, Warner now offers kayaking! Learn how to get in and out of a kayak, use a PFD, paddle, keep an eye on the weather, and take care of gear. Our sit-on-top kayaks are very easy to learn how to use and provide a stable learning platform. Experienced staff leads every program. Every girl receives a kayaking patch for free at the end of this three-hour program. Price: $10 per girl, $120 minimum
Classes set up on a custom basis on multiple dates. Call for availability. (651) 433-2427 ext. 13.
NEW! Bugs Legacy Badge (for Brownie Girl Scouts)
Explore the world of bugs with a bug expert! We'll make a bug craft, see some of the bugs from the museum's permanent collection, sweep net in the wild prairie to find all kinds of critters that call the grasses and flowers home and we'll learn how scientists put bugs into groups so they can study and learn more about them. You'll complete everything you need to do to get the Bugs Skill Builder; each girl will receive the Bugs naturalist legacy badge as part of the program.
Saturday June 1, 1-3 p.m. Price: $8.00 (plus $3 council surcharge) (No charge for adults) Register online through council
Fossil Hunter Awards Connection: WNC Original
Join a naturalist from the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center on a fossil hunt near the banks of the Mississippi. We meet at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul to explore sites rich in fossils from over 400 million years ago! Take home a few fossils you find to start or add to your collection. There's no better way celebrate the beginning of summer!
Saturday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Brownie)
Saturday, June 8, 1-3:30 p.m. (Junior-Senior) Price: $8.00 (No charge for adults)
Call (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to register.