Adventures abound at Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair
AITKIN--The Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair is scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Aitkin High School and will include activities, crafts and educational programs.
AITKIN-The Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair is scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Aitkin High School and will include activities, crafts and educational programs.
Live animals will be featured at the Lake Superior Zoo, "Bringing The Zoo To You" exhibit. Interactions with animals and zoo naturalists will be had. There will be frogs, snakes, turtles, and more as well as animal artifacts such as furs and nests. The exhibit is sponsored by the Aitkin Lions, and will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Audubon Center of the Northwoods also will bring animal guests to the Rivers and Lakes Fair where people can engage with live animals. The center will bring a bird of prey, reptiles, and even a porcupine. A "Fill the Bill" activity will teach people about the different functions of bird beaks and will help birds to feed on various food sources. This exhibit is sponsored by Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.
Those interested in attending a classroom presentation, three will be offered during the day. At 10 a.m., DNR Nongame Wildlife Biologist Kevin Woizeschke will share information on Common Loons and Trumpeter Swans. The 11 a.m. program will focus on what makes Minnesota's wolves special. John Latimer from KAXE Radio will share photos and facts about Amazing Bogs at noon.
Fairgoers also may visit the Minnesota DNR conservation officers who will bring their Laser Shot System. Youth ages 9 and up can practice their shooting skills with this simulator. Volunteers will be available to help build a bat house or bluebird house to take home. Minnow races, face painting, fish printing and informative exhibits will also be present at the Rivers and Lakes Fair.
The Aitkin County Rivers and Lake Fair also will host family programs, a lead-free tackle exchange, live fish and turtles from local lakes and rivers, exhibits by numerous state and local organizations and lunch for only $1.50 and is presented free.
For more information call the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District at 218-927-6565 or visit www.aitkincountyswcd.org .