Happy Dancing Turtle in Pine River to hold Tiny Turtles winter event

Classes start Dec. 12

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Happy Dancing Turtle in Pine River will host winter Tiny Turtles classes starting Dec. 12, 2022.
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PINE RIVER — Happy Dancing Turtle offers classes for children ages 4-5 to learn about sustainability and nature appreciation.

From 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, and continuing for four other Mondays through Feb. 27, 2023, the Tiny Turtles program offers children ages 4-5 the opportunity to explore the natural world around them at the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus.

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“We learn about plants, animals and their habitats, and what happens outdoors in the cold winter months. Kids will make snow forts, sculptures, ‘paint’ the snow, look for animal tracks and much more. Classes are held entirely outdoors, barring extreme cold,” Program Coordinator Michelle Hoefs said in a news release.

“Kids must be dressed for the weather each day, so full winter gear with boots, coats, snowpants, hats, and gloves or mittens,” she said.

Session dates are Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 13 and 27.


The fee is $25 per child.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Michelle Hoefs at 218-587-2303 or

Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit dedicated to growing good stewards of the planet by providing education, programs, and experiences for youth and adults that inspire wonder and empower change.

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