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April 2021

April Education Center Third Saturday

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free and open to everyone! Explore the Belwin Education Center and its miles of rolling, wooded trails. The Education Center building will be open for check in, directions, and restrooms. Face masks are required to enter the building. Belwin Conservancy is pleased to be able to open the Education Center trails to the public once a month. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for making this possible!

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May 2021

Early Morning Bird Hike

May 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Wednesday, May 12 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. In partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education, take an early morning bird hike at Belwin’s Education Center. Find details and register online at https://stpaul.ce.eleyo.com/course/11365/spring-2021-adult/early-morning-bird-hike

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May Education Center Third Saturday

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free and open to everyone! Explore the Belwin Education Center and its miles of rolling, wooded trails. The Education Center building will be open for check in, directions, and restrooms. Face masks are required to enter the building. Belwin Conservancy is pleased to be able to open the Education Center trails to the public once a month. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for making this possible!

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Spring Blood Drive

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Are you looking for a way to help our community? Donate blood! We're hosting a Blood Drive at Belwin's Education Center on Thursday, May 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To locate Belwin's event and sign up, use the Blood Drive search, enter Belwin's ZIP code (55001) and select your preferred time and donation type (Blood or Power Red). Learn about giving blood and sign up today. Thank you!

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center throughout the summer. Thank you!

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June 2021

Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center throughout the summer. Thank you!

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Saturdays on the Savanna – June 5

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Belwin Creative Center, 795 Indian Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Belwin’s donors and volunteers helped us persevere—and even thrive—through a very challenging year. To say thanks to our members, we’re  opening Belwin’s Creative Center for two Saturdays of hiking. Members and their guests will experience late spring/early summer on the sloping trails of this beautifully restored 160-acre parcel. Watch your mail for an invite soon! Not a member? Contact Angie Eckel at 651-208-5001 to learn more.

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center throughout the summer. Thank you!

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Summer Saturdays at the Education Center

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venture through woodland, prairie and wetlands on 4 miles of trails at the Belwin Education Center. Face masks are required to enter the building, which will be open for check in, directions and restrooms. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers, who make it possible to offer hiking at the Education Center throughout the summer. Thank you!

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Landscaping with Birds in Mind

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Tuesday, June 22 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education, see a “work in progress” bird sanctuary at Belwin’s Education Center. Find details and register online at https://stpaul.ce.eleyo.com/course/11380/summer-2021-adult/landscaping-with-birds-in-mind

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August 2021

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Native Prairie Plants

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belwin Creative Center, 795 Indian Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Thursday, August 5 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education, explore the prairie at Belwin’s Creative Center and immerse yourself in the late summer colors and textures of the restored oak savanna. Find details and register online at https://stpaul.ce.eleyo.com/course/11366/summer-2021-adult/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side-native-prairie-plants  

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Music in the Trees

August 14 - August 15
Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001 United States
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Free

Saturday, August 14 – Sunday, August 15 We are bringing back this magical event! With adaptations for COVID-19, audiences will enjoy artist performances in the trees near Belwin’s Education Center. Information regarding performers and performance times will be posted as it becomes available.

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COVID POLICY & OUTDOOR RECREATION GUIDELINES

At this time, Belwin is holding a limited number of events. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and will modify events as needed in order to follow Stay Safe MN and CDC guidelines. While enjoying our 7.5 miles of public trails, open daily from dawn to dusk, please maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others on the trails. Thank you!

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