Saturday, January 12, 2013
From ice fishing to snowshoeing to winter survival, homeschoolers have a variety of educational options Jan. 23-30, 2013 at parks in the Three Rivers Park District.
The following was provided by Three Rivers Park District Homeschool Wonders of Water: Ice, Snow, and Fishing Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m.- noon, at Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove. As water freezes, the way that ice and snow forms changes Minnesota’s landscape in drastic and important ways. Examine the effects of this process, why it happens, and what plants and animals do to cope. Use molecular models, thermometers, exploded soda cans, and outdoor examples in investigations. Then walk out on the frozen water of Fish Lake and try ice fishing. Cost is $5 and this program is for ages 8-18. Reference activity number #115923-00. Homeschool: Winter Ecology and Survival Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Baker Near-…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Three Rivers Park District will host class on ice fishing basics next month on Lake Minnetonka.
Thursday, January 10
What’s more Minnesotan than fishing through the ice? On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m.–noon at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista learn what equipment is needed to have a successful ice fishing trip. See types of lures and bait, and view the use of an ice auger and fish house being set up. Class includes ice and cold weather safety and emergency response information. After instructions, participants will have an opportunity to try their luck at ice fishing. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #126211-00. This program is for women ages 18+.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Bodies of water are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to use caution when you are on or near a lake or pond that is frozen or partially frozen. Parents and caregivers are reminded that if your child is near water, you should be near your child. Set clear rules for children concerning activities near or on a frozen body of water. No ice should ever be considered safe. Bodies of water are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the appearance that it is safe when it is not. The recommended minimum thickness for ice is four inches for walking and small group activities. Please keep …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Shelter owners are also urged to take appropriate steps to keep their houses from freezing onto ice surfaces.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ice conditions on Minnesota waterways may vary, but all fish shelters must have proper identification, according to conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The ice on Lake Minnetonka is not yet safe for any recreational activities as of last report, but ice could thicken rapidly over the next few weeks. Ice houses may be on the shallower bays by next week. The DNR reminds ice anglers and others that shelters placed on the ice of Minnesota waters must have either the owner’s complete name and address, a driver’s license number, or the nine-digit DNR number on the license of the owner plainly and legibly displayed on the outside of the shelter, in letters and figures at least two inches high. Other …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The league begins Jan. 5 and is open to all fisherpersons ages 4-18.
The American Angler League is once again inviting parents to sign their kids up for its Youth Ice Fishing League on Lake Minnetonka. The season begins Jan. 5 and runs through Feb. 23. There is no cost to participate. Skill level groups range from beginner to advanced, and kids can fish anytime and enter their scores on provided sheets. Click here to register. Focusing on enjoyment, integrity, family, stewardship and respect for the individual, The American Angler League's mission is to promote fishing as an activity that builds lifelong relationships, friendships and memories. Minnetonka Youth Ice Fishing Season 2013 Rules