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BioBlitz is an intensive 24-hour survey to find all the plants and animals at a specific location. Usually held in June of every year, BioBlitz is a 24-hour survey where the public can help scientists find different plants and animals. Festival is the neat place where one can catch, see and learn about cool bugs, spiders, mushrooms, worms, snakes, birds, flowers, bats, and trees.

Designed as part contest, part festival, part educational event, part scientific endeavor, the BioBlitz brings together scientists from the from across the state in a race against time. The goal is to count as many species of plants and animals they can in a 24-hour biological survey of a Minnesota natural area.

Celebrating Watershed Awareness & Clean Lakes:
Hosted in may of each year, this festival includes Fishing lessons, turtle and fish demos, Stream monitoring, Voyageur canoe rides, Watershed and ecosystem exhibits and games, Clowns, face painting and skits, Environmental computer games, indoor science Projects, Vactor Truck, Street Sweeper and Snow Plow demos.
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Phone: (651) 704-2089

Grand Excursion:
The Grand Excursion celebrates the renaissance of the upper Mississippi region, by recreating the 1854 steamboat expedition that brought worldwide attention to what was then America's wild, western frontier. The centerpiece of the Grand Excursion will be a magnificent steamboat flotilla that will retrace the original Grand Excursion's history-making journey, with harbor, day and overnight cruises at ports all along the route over the July 4th weekend!
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