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An outdoor experience - under one roof

A boy follows along as he draws animal tracks during Family Science Day at Central Park. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
A station that demonstrated geometric shapes found in the wild included the example of honeycomb. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 2

The natural world took a step inside last weekend in Woodbury.

The Collectors Corner program brought together local children with Science Museum of Minnesota volunteers Saturday for a unique connection.

The Family Science Day program offered several stations scattered throughout Woodbury's Central Park, where children got a hands-on experience with different facets from the natural world.

At the stations, kids learned how to identify and replicate animal tracks, how to categorize different elements from the outdoors and how to identify geometric shapes in the natural world. Perhaps the biggest treat for kids at the event was an amphitheater presentation where a live snake, toad and salamander put in appearances.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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