Kids Posts

Open Position at Hartley Nature Center: Full-time Education Director

Hartley Nature Center
Position: Education Director
Status: Full-time, exempt
Compensation: $34,000 to $37,000
Reports to: Executive director

Ski and board club enrolling for 2014

ArrowSki club is a recreational club for skiers and boarders from age 6 to 16. The mission is to foster self-esteem, friendship, confidence and a lifelong love of boarding and skiing through the alpine experience, exploration and fun. To find out more call ArrowSki at 218-525-8085 or e-mail arrowskiclub @

Traveling nature camps in Duluth/Superior

Urban Wilderness Camp 2012 poster

Here’s a chance to get 10-13 year olds out of the house this summer.  Send them to Urban Wilderness Camp to explore the public forests and creeks of Duluth and Superior. Sign up for the location closest to you for drop off and pick up. This year, camps will be at Lester Park, Lower Chester Park, Fairmont Park and Billings Park.  Find more information and register at, or call 218-365-6537. Warning: kids may come home wet and dirty.

Digital Art Workshop for Youth

The Digital Methods in Art Education class and professor Betsy Hunt are gearing up for the third year of the Digital Art Workshop for youth ages 11-14! This workshop focuses on animation techniques including Photoshop animation and stop motion animation using clay, sand, collage, and various other materials. Students will also work with digital cameras, edit video, and add original music tracks to their films.

We are now registering new students for the workshop. If you or anyone else you know is interested you can find more information including the registration form, dates, and cost here.

For more information: Betsy Hunt — bjhunt @

Summer Opportunity for Youth in Duluth

Urban Wilderness Camp

Duluth’s Urban Wilderness Camp is open for registration.  We take small groups of kids (10-12 years old) into Duluth’s public forests and explore local treasures. This summer, we have camps at Fairmont Park (by the zoo), Lower Chester Park, and Lester Park. 

Each camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9-3:30.  We do things like swim in local creeks, search for crayfish, find agates, safely eat wild plants and berries, explore forests and creeks, play disc golf and capture the flag, make up games, paddle canoes, fish, cook over fires, tie knots, set up tarps, ride the city bus, hike on the Superior Hiking Trail, bike on the Munger Trail, paddle canoes, work and play as a team, and take care of our local urban wilderness.  Each day, we have healthy snacks provided by Duluth’s Whole Foods Co-op!  For more information or to sign up for this or other Hartley Nature Center summer camps, go to or call 218 724-6735.

Anang the Otter Celebrates B-day!

Anang the Otter celebrates her 14th birthday at the Aquarium on Sunday, Feb. 27. Toy- and craft-making are on the agenda as are snack time for Anang, complete with fish-filled ice cake. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet Splash the giant human otter and watch a dive show, too!   Bring a new or used fleece blanket and get in free.  See

Last Day to Celebrate I Love to Read Month!

Kids and parents come and join United Way Success By 6 at the Duluth Public Library for our final Cozy Pajama Story Time!

The last three weeks have been a huge success and we want to make sure more people can enjoy our final story time on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6:30pm in the Green Room at the library.

Three teen readers from the Boys and Girls Club of Duluth will be reading as a part of a service project.  The stories are expected to go from 6:30-6:50 with a craft activity planned for 6:50-7:15.

It will be another great night of fun during that restless time between dinner and bedtime for your little ones.

East Hillside Patch seeking director

East Hillside Patch Program Duluth

East Hillside Patch, a nonprofit organization, is seeking a program director.

Phyllis Root and Besty Bowen at Northern Lights Books and Gifts on Dec. 4

Children’s author Phyllis Root and illustrator and Grand Marais native Betsy Bowen will be signing copies of their new children’s book Big Belching Bog at Northern Lights Books & Gifts on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1-2 pm.

Big Belching Bog cover

Wild, Wonderful Word Fair — for kids

Wild, Wonderful Word Fair
Saturday, Oct. 30, 1-3 p.m.
Green Room at the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St.
For kids 8 to early teens
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Summer break becoming a drag?

Sign the kids up for Camp Miller! We have openings in every session and a special deal for registering your camper for Session 8 — a $50 discount!  (Write “PDD” on your registration to receive.) 

Every child should have the experience of summer camp and the Y Camp Miller has been making memories that last a lifetime for 112 years! Check out why this tradition is still going strong! or

Sledding Spots In Duluth

Can anyone recommend a good spot to take the kids?