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.

PINE RIVER โ€” 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.

โ€œWe learn about plants, animals and their habitats, and what happens outdoors in the cold winter months. Kids will make snow forts, sculptures, โ€˜paintโ€™ the snow, look for animal tracks and much more. Classes are held entirely outdoors, barring extreme cold,โ€ Program Coordinator Michelle Hoefs said in a news release.

โ€œKids must be dressed for the weather each day, so full winter gear with boots, coats, snowpants, hats, and gloves or mittens,โ€ 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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