Its Facebook page, however, has never been busier.
“We had a Facebook page presence before (COVID-19),” said Eric Vehe, the center’s interpretive program coordinator. “We’ve really expanded it. I believe we’re putting 250% more content (on the page) than we did before.”
Wargo also began offering e-learning packets to schools once distance learning became mandatory in the spring and field trips were no longer permitted.
“Each day (in the packet) has a set of activities for folks to do, and many of them people can do in their own backyards,” said Vehe. “We certainly encourage people to visit Wargo Nature Center or any of our Anoka County Parks.”
The packets include tracking or birding themed programs.
“We definitely try to add things that will enhance their experience and make an introduction to whatever topic it is we’re covering that week,” he said.