Program & Events
Tree Care & Shrub Pruning Basics
Discover basics of tree care and pruninig native shrubs to promote health, structural strength and flower/fruit production.
ISD622 Community Education Programming Partnership
We are excited to begin our programming partnership with ISD622 Community Education at the Maplewood Nature Center. Experienced naturalists will guide each of these professionally developed hands-on learning sessions. Programs are operated and registered for through ISD622 Community Education. Links to register are below.
Bird Hikes (Ages 8+)
Survival Paracord Bracelet (Ages 10+)
Dragonflies and Damselfies (Adult/Youth Ages 6+)
- Buckthorn removal
- Citizen Science Monitoring and more
- Edgerton Community Gardens
- Watershed Education
Please check back for future programing.
Celebration of Trees – Annual Arbor Day Event
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to Noon at the Maplewood Nature Center
From Maplewood back yards to tropical rain forests, trees around the world are hard at work providing the necessities of life. Trees clean our air and water, pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, provide habitat for wildlife, connect communities, and support our health and well-being. Come celebrate trees and learn how to preserve and protect them at the City’s annual Arbor Day Event!
A fun filled morning to include:
- Tree Trek hike courtesy of the Friends of Maplewood Nature
- Get a bird's eye view of the trees from the Fire Department bucket truck!
- Tools of the trade (tree care tools and equipment)
- Tree identification and planting instructions, including information on climate resilient trees for our area and a drawing for a free tree (winner must be a Maplewood resident)
- Craft station
- Snack station
- Photo stations: Tree City USA Banner and scattered selfie stations
We can't wait for you to join us!
The pond, trial and outdoor exhibits remain open. Explore on your own for free with one of our interpretive brochures.
- Self-Guiding Nature Trail Map (PDF)
- Waterworks Brochure (PDF)
- Self-guided Spring Nature Bingo Hike
- Self-guided Tree Quest
Touch and see, read and learn! Our outdoor exhibits engage the senses, and a variety of learning styles.