Suggestions for photo and learning opportunities:
Photo opportunities along the St. Croix River: SCVCC club president Mike Chrun suggests some of his favorite spots for photography along the St. Croix River. These are good suggestions during this time of social distancing: https://stcroixvalleycameraclub.com/2020/04/09/photographing-on-the-st-croix-place-and-time/
Karl Oskar Days Photo Show: The SCVCC has a photo show as a regular part of the festivities in Lindstrom every July. The show is held in the Chamber of Commerce Building on Highway 8. This event has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.
Almelund Threshing Show: Held annually in August. This even has been cancelled for 2020. More details: https://www.almelundthreshingco.org
Gammelgarden opportunity: Gammelgarden remains closed through 2020 and possibly longer. Check their main webpage before visiting. https://gammelgardenmuseum.org/
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is open by reservation only. Check their main webpage before heading out. http://arb.umn.edu/
Free admission on the third Monday of each month will not be available for the remainder of 2020. Grounds open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information.
Como Park Conservatory: As of June 29, 2020, the conservatory was open by reservation only. The zoo was still closed. Check their main webpage before heading to visit. https://comozooconservatory.org/
Artist, photographer and family photo hours are available at a cost of $5/person. See more about photo hours. Also see their special events page for changing flower shows in the conservatory, senior strolls and more. See more about events . Check availability before visiting.