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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). In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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 2021/2022 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 Canyonlands of the Southwest : September Autumn in New England : September & October Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta : September & October Iceland- In Search of the Northern Lights : October Philadelphia to Williamsburg: October Savannah, Charleston & Asheville: October & April New York: October, December & May Tournament of Roses Parade : December & January Southern California Escape: January Islands of Hawaii : February New Orleans: March Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossoms: 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
  • 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) In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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) In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on the location.
  • Landmark Tours: How We're Adapting - Online

    Join Landmark Tours, Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Department's extended travel partner, for a FREE in-person 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.
  • 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). In accordance with MN state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • 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) In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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. In accordance with the updated state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks will no longer be required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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. In accordance with MN state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Walk This Way - Keller Regional Park

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails in and near Saint Paul. Keller Regional Park is located in Maplewood and is part of the Ramsey County Park System. This park is a great place to take a break and enjoy the trails that wind around Keller Lake. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! Walk will begin from the Fishing Area at 2390 Keller Parkway, Maplewood 55109 on the north side of the Spoon Lake. . For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • Walk This Way - Lilydale Regional Park

    Meet up with a leisurely group and visit some lesser known parks and trails in and near Saint Paul. Lilydale Regional Park is a 636 acre park covered by floodplain forest with both urban tree and shrub species, such as spruces and lilacs, mixed in with typical floodplain forest trees. This walk will be an out and back on a paved flat trail. Walk at your own pace, delight in the great outdoors, and connect with others who enjoy the same! Walk will begin from the Pickerel Lake Parking Lot at Lilydale Regional Park. See your Registration Confirmation Email for additional details. For the comfort of all participants, please leave your animal friends at home. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • Walking Tour: Immigration and the (Re)Making of Saint Paul's East Side

    Examine the role of immigration in the making and remaking of St. Paul's East Side over the last 150 years. Explore Swede Hollow and its role as the first site of settlement in the 1850s, Then onto Payne Avenue, a center of immigrant life from Swedish, Italian, and German immigrants of the 19th century, to the Hmong, Mexican, and Salvadoran immigrants of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Tour will leave promptly from the Eastside Freedom Library at 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.