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  • A Grand Stroll - Walking Tour

    Saint Paul’s vibrant Grand Avenue is filled with shops, restaurants and businesses, as well as history! What was once the outskirts of Saint Paul transformed to become the heart of the city's shopping and dining experiences. Come stroll the avenue and hear tales of streetcars, gangster days, famous writers, urban renewal and more. Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs/standing). Tour will begin from 619 Grand Avenue, St Paul, 55102 (NE corner of Grand Ave and Dale St). Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose throughout the duration of the tour.
  • A Grand Stroll - Walking Tour

    Saint Paul’s vibrant Grand Avenue is filled with shops, restaurants and businesses, as well as history! What was once the outskirts of Saint Paul transformed to become the heart of the city's shopping and dining experiences. Come stroll the avenue and hear tales of streetcars, gangster days, famous writers, urban renewal and more. Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs/standing). Tour will begin from 619 Grand Avenue, St Paul, 55102 (NE corner of Grand Ave and Dale St). Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose throughout the duration of the tour.
  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Lakes & Water Falls - Online Course

    Take a virtual road trip around the state learning about Minnesota's waterways and their historic importance to travel and trade. These same waterways are still vital to state and local community economies, and to the citizens as a form of recreation and relaxation. Come away with the seeds of your own road trip ideas planted and ready for spring and summer! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Barn Storming: A Tour of Minnesota Barns & Barn Quilts - Online Course

    Minnesota is filled with a countless numbers of barns, most from a bygone era. In some areas the barns are adorned with something called a barn quilt. Barn quilts are pieces of art on the side of a barn, shed, or house that usually tell some sort of story. The places you'll learn about are all visible from the roadways, so once you know about them you can check them out in person! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Cemetery Walking Tour

    Experience the legendary Cemetery Walking Tour in three two-hour segments. Tour five cemeteries over the course of three weeks, reviewing the history of early Saint Paul and the men and women who made it happen. Please note there are no bathrooms and transportation is on your own between the multiple locations visited. First Night: Meet at the East Gate of Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Second Night: Meet at Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117. Third Night: Meet at Temple Mount Zion Cemetery, 1670 Payne Avenue, St Paul, MN 55117. We will visit other locations this night as well - transportation is on your own. *Please note there will be walking on both flat and uneven terrain each night, with few places to sit. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Cemetery Walking Tour

    Experience the legendary Cemetery Walking Tour in three two-hour segments. Tour five cemeteries over the course of three weeks, reviewing the history of early Saint Paul and the men and women who made it happen. Please note there are no bathrooms and transportation is on your own between the multiple locations visited. First Night: Meet at the East Gate of Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Second Night: Meet at Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117. Third Night: Meet at Temple Mount Zion Cemetery, 1670 Payne Avenue, St Paul, MN 55117. We will visit other locations this night as well - transportation is on your own. *Please note there will be walking on both flat and uneven terrain each night, with few places to sit. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Cherokee Park and Path Walking Tour

    Explore the West Side's Cherokee Park, learning about the land, the history of the park, and see the Mississippi river from various lookout points. Bring binoculars to observe the birds. There will be some moderate hiking through the woods so good walking or hiking shoes are suggested . We will walk approximately 2.8 miles and there will be few, if any, places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Tour will begin at the corner of Chippewa Avenue and Curtice Street. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Cherokee Park and Path Walking Tour

    Explore the West Side's Cherokee Park, learning about the land, the history of the park, and see the Mississippi river from various lookout points. Bring binoculars to observe the birds. There will be some moderate hiking through the woods so good walking or hiking shoes are suggested . We will walk approximately 2.8 miles and there will be few, if any, places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Tour will begin at the corner of Chippewa Avenue and Curtice Street. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Early Morning Bird Hike

    Treat yourself to a leisurely early morning bird hike at beautiful Belwin Conservancy. Receive tips on improving your birding skills both visually and birding by ear. All levels of birders welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this tour.
  • Exploring Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan (Online Course)

    Straddling Europe and Asia, bordering the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Sea, the countries of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia have been at the crossroads of history. We’ll cover hot air ballooning over Turkey, frolicking in the mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan, exploring the quirky capitol of Armenia, and the medieval churches and modern wines of Georgia. Enjoy stories from the road, beautiful landscape, highlights of the region, and insight into planning your own adventure in this little-known region. Also great for those interested in history or just curious to hear more about this part of the world. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings
  • Extended Tour Inquiry 2021

    *Note- When you register for this course you are registering to have a electronic brochure with registration information emailed to you; you are not registering for an actual tour. St. Paul Community Education is pleased to offer a number of extended tours for 2021 in cooperation with Landmark Tours. A local, family-owned tour operator, Landmark’s inclusive packages feature round-trip airfare, quality accommodations in great locations, many enjoyable meal experiences, admission to all itinerary attractions, deluxe motorcoach transportation, and the services of a professional Tour Manager. Upcoming travel opportunities include Autumn in New England : September & October Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta : September & October Ireland- Emerald Explorer : October Iceland- In Search of the Northern Lights : October New York- The Big Apple : October Taste of Italy : November Christmas in New York : December Tournament of Roses Parade : December & January Southern California Escape: January Islands of Hawaii : February New Orleans: March Washington, D.C. : March And More! To inquire about these tours and receive detailed tour information, do one of the following: Click the 'Enroll Now' button on this page to register to receive information by mail
  • Introduction to Kayaking

    Explore the sport of kayaking as you discover basic strokes, kayaking safety, and boat/equipment selection. Most of our time will be spent out on the water paddling and getting comfortable in the boats. A certified instructor will be along to provide instruction and answer all your questions. No experience is required and all equipment is included. Tour Rating: 3 (Active - able to do some steps and/or standing) Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Paddle boarding is a great way to get some exercise while out on the water, and easier than you think! Receive instruction, and spend most of the class out on paddle boards. A qualified instructor from Wargo Nature Center will be along to provide instruction and answer all your questions. No experience is required and all equipment is included. Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing) There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth to protect our instructor as well as each other. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on the location.
  • Landmark Tours: How We're Adapting - Online Class

    Join Landmark Tours, Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Department's extended travel partner, for a FREE virtual presentation. As a local, family-owned tour operator, we are as excited as you are to travel again. Learn how Landmark’s inclusive packages create an array of unforgettable travel experiences. Also hear about other day trips and walking tours through Saint Paul Community Education. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Lowertown Walking Tour: Saint Paul’s Humble Beginnings

    Early Saint Paul was formed in Lowertown on the banks of the Mississippi. Hear about Lowertown’s evolution from whiskey stop to steam whistles to today’s hotspot (old Pig’s Eye would be amazed at the transformation!). Learn about downtown Saint Paul’s skyway system too! We’ll be walking approximately 2 miles without places to sit. Tour begins from Saint Paul's Union Depot, 214 4th Street East (inside the front entrance of Union Depot on 4th Street/Light Rail stop side). Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Memorials and Monuments: Minnesota State Capitol Grounds Walking Tour

    Visit the Cass Gilbert State Capitol grounds; a mall of memorials, sculptures, carved walkways and hidden treasures. Hear stories not told in books, but brought to life through art with bronze, woven metal trellises, spiraling pyramids, paving stones and hammered steel. This tour is of the grounds only; we will not be going inside the Capitol. Tour will begin from the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155. Most of the walking tour is on paved walkways, and please note there are very few places to sit. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Riding the Trans-Mongolian Railway (Online Course)

    All aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway! Enjoy stories from the road, beautiful landscape, highlights of the region, and insight into planning your own adventure. We'll start in Moscow, Russia and travel to Siberia and Lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world. Stop off in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city, and spend a couple nights in a ger (traditional nomadic housing) in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. We'll finish by crossing into China, seeing Beijing and walking the Great Wall of China. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Native Prairie Plants

    Explore the prairie of Belwin Conservancy and immerse yourself in the late summer colors and textures of the restored Oak Savanna at the Creative Center. Our walk will focus on unique characteristics of prairie flowers and grasses as well as cultural and natural history of the prairie landscape. Bring binoculars if you have them. Tour Activity Rating : 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this Tour.
  • The Mighty Mississippi Walking Tour

    Discover the role of the Mississippi River in shaping Saint Paul's past and present. While walking along the downtown riverfront, hear stories about its history and the people who made their homes and livings along this amazing river. Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing) Meet at Upper Landing Park, at Shepard Road and Eagle Street Parkway (180 Shepard Rd). See your Registration Confirmation email for more information. Please note: There may be moments when proper social distancing isn't possible on this tour, therefore participants must agree to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on this walking tour to protect our instructor as well as each other.
  • Traveling Alaska: By Land and By Sea - Online Course

    Alaska has gorgeous wilderness, national parks, stunning coastlines and fascinating history. Discover everything Alaska has to offer including: sailing the Inside Passage; riding in a helicopter to hike along glaciers, and watching them calve into the water; relax in Fairbanks' hot springs; wander the quaint streets of Skagway; view magical glimpses of Denali; and, take in the scenery as we travel the Alaska Railroad. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Walk This Way - Katherine Abbott Park

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails near in and Saint Paul. Katherine Abbott Park in Mahtomedi has mostly unpaved, rolling hill terrain that meanders through forests and along several small lakes. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Walk This Way - Snail Lake Regional Park

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails in and near Saint Paul. Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview has a flat paved loop trail through the forest and around the pond. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Walk This Way - Battle Creek Regional Park

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails in and near Saint Paul. We'll take the north side trail of Battle Creek Regional Park- a flat, paved trail that meanders around several ponds. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! Meet up at the parking lot on the north side, near the picnic shelter. For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Walk This Way - Kaposia Landing

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails in and near Saint Paul. South St. Paul’s Kaposia Landing is nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. It boasts paved trails, a dog park and ball fields and you can also access the Simon's Ravine trail up the bluff. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! Walk will begin from the Lion's Picnic Pavilion. For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. Please note that social distancing might not always be possible, so bring and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.