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March Tracking Club: Pi Day (+π): Sun, Mar 17

posted Mar 5, 2019, 4:22 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 11:46 AM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park for a slightly late celebration of Pi Day:

Sunday, March 17
9:00am - 1:00pm

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center:

Ft. Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd
West St Paul, MN 55111

In celebration of Pi Day (3-14), we will engage in a lighthearted exploration of the mathematics of tracking. Our own Sydney Chandler, math educator and Master of Environmental Systems Mathematical Modeling (that is literally her credential) will help us turn our attention to the science of patterns as we explore the tracks and sign of the still snowy landscape.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that day.

We will gather at 9:00 in the fireplace room in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about noon for a brief mapping exercise and wrap-up session. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

Click Here for Directions

Ft. Snelling Visitor Center