Bike Ride the Summer
Each summer offers the chance to explore new places, see new things. Yet again, Minnesota ranked in the top five states for being bike-friendly. That's no surprise. With many local Minnesota governments taking into account the need for safe bike routes, and a public demand for more accessible bike routes, the ability to get out and "ride the summer" is becoming easier.
Eco Camp Sessions Still Available
The 2015 Eco Camp sessions are now open. You can register your kids
for one of three week-long session. Dates are as follows:
- July 6-10 --> Grades 3-4, Cost $75
- July 20-24 --> Grades 5-6, Cost $75
- Aug. 3-7 --> Pre-K (Ages 4&5), Cost $35 (Only half day sessions)
Veteran Eco-Counselor, Michelle H. says, "There are many reasons to send your kids to Eco Camp. Kids will immerse themselves in all things sustainable. We talk about gardening and they see the process in getting their food from the ground to the table and participate in that entire process. But, one of the biggest reasons I would send my kids to Eco Camp is because it's fun!"
Field trips, games, crafts, and much more await kids during their week-long day camp session.
Nora W, coming into her second year as an Eco Counselor, states, "My most favorite part of Eco Camp is the lessons that are hands on and interactive. We get to show kids all the really cool things about the wildlife that we have here in Minnesota."
For more information on what to expect, you can check out our Eco Camp page
which has registration materials
, blog posts
, and videos
Minnesota in June means strawberries. Whether you choose to grab them at your favorite farmer's market stall or at a U-Pick-'Em farm, the taste of these red jewels gives us the hint of the summer to come. Once you've got your strawberries, here's a delicious (but not at all nutritious) recipe for you to try out.
- 1 quart strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup sour cream
Mix water with the brown sugar, stir until dissolved and runny. Add vanilla and sour cream. Mix well. (It should taste like caramel.) Refrigerate for two hours. Add berries before serving. May top with a few blueberries before serving for added color.