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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Westwood Hills Nature Center offers educational experiences for all. Visiting the nature center as the weather warms up is an opportunity for all.

3 things to do now that the weather is warming up

Ivan Zank April 29, 2022

Now that the weather is getting warmer and COVID-19 restrictions are mostly gone, it's time to get out of the house. This winter has been excruciatingly long and seemed to go on forever, but now that the...

A Westwood Hills Nature Center naturalist shows an audience emmber a snake during the live animal show Sept. 19. The Nature Center helf their 40th anniversary event Sunday.

Westwood Hills Nature Center celebrates 40th anniversary

Avery Stahl September 30, 2021

After 40 years of offering services and events to the community,  the Westwood Hills Nature Center has gone through a lot and is loved by many. Nature Center manager Mark Oestreich said he is proud of...

A nature center employee walks along the nature center paths Dec. 17. Westwood Nature Center is hosting a Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk on Dec. 21. The event is to inspire people with mental illnesses to step into the light and out of the darkness.

Annual Winter Solstice Walk spreads awareness on mental illness

Jayde Claussen December 18, 2019

St. Louis Park offers their third annual Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk Dec. 21 to encourage community members to be aware that some people in the community are experiencing mental illness. Becky...

St. Louis Park Recreation superintendent Jason West points out features of the future interpretive center to community members at the groundbreaking ceremony April 22. Construction will begin in May 2019.

Building a legacy: nature center groundbreaking

Yonah Davis April 23, 2019

As the rain ceased, community members celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Westwood Hills Interpretive Center. On Monday, April 22, St. Louis Park broke ground on $12 million building of the new...

Senior National Honors Society public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs kids off Oct. 19 at the Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween party. The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of designing a new building for the Westwood Hills Nature Center.

City proposes $22 million in projects

Maggie Klaers and Dani Orloff March 16, 2019

Split Rock Studios exhibit designer Amanda Wambach said the Westwood Hills Nature Center renovations are intended to expand the capabilities of what they can do for the community. “Westwood Hills has...

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