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Prairie Woods celebrates Earth Day

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Climbers were able to reach for the sky, or at least the ceiling, as they used the rock climbing wall Saturday at the Prairie Wood Environmental Learning Center Earth Day festivities. 1 / 5
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Luke Gerhardson, left, of Spicer, and Robert Holmquist of New London were teaching visitors to the PWELC on Saturday about erosion. The two were National Honor Society volunteers.2 / 5
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune The Audubon Center of the North Woods gave two presentations during Earth Day festivities Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. The event's theme was Save Our Species. The Audubon Center, based in Sandstone, brought several different North Woods animals including this great horned owl.3 / 5
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Gus Hoffman, from left, Violet Lee and Etta Lee, all of New London, race minnows at the Earth Day event Saturday at PWELC.4 / 5
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Becca Drohman, left, and Ava Olander, both of Willmar, spend some time with a chilled Primrose. The two girls were helping the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, trying to find homes for cats, dogs and other animals. 5 / 5

SPICER — Save Our Species was the theme of Earth Day festivities Saturday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer.

The Audubon Center of the North Woods, based in Sandstone, brought several different North Woods animals including a great horned owl. The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter was on hand with animals available for adoption, there were minnow races, demonstrations on soil erosion and more.