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T(OUR) City Challenge at Theo Wirth Park

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join BBBS and Western EcoSystems Technology for a day of nature, science, and exploration!

Join BBBS and Western EcoSystems Technology for a self-led tour around beautiful Theodore Wirth Park! This tour will provide the perfect mix of new scientific technology and natural tranquility. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way, including:

  • Working with a trained detection dog and handler to help track wildlife impact
  • Exploring native prairie habitats to identify plant and insect species
  • Experimenting with technology devices such as thermal cameras, GPS, and radio telemetry to simulate animal rehab centers

Each match will receive a challenge kit and work at their own pace as they explore the park and complete a variety of tasks and puzzles. Food will also be provided.

What is T(OUR) City Challenge?

T(OUR) City Challenge events are socially distant outdoor events designed for BBBS matches to come together for a fun day of problem-solving and relationship building. Not only will matches have the opportunity to explore iconic locations across the Twin Cities, but they’ll also have exciting challenges to complete and prizes to earn!


There are two lots close to the event check-in tent, located off of Glenwood Ave:

  • Theodore Wirth Picnic Parking Lot: 3130 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley, MN 55422
  • Theodore Wirth Regional Park Wirth Beach House: 3200 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Check-In Tent:

BBBS will have a large check-in tent located just outside the pavilion. See the image below. Make sure to check in at the tent before you start your lake tour to pick up your challenge kit.


If you have questions or need help finding parking/check in on the day of the event, please contact Louis Biondo at 651-789-2440.

BBBS Photo & Video Disclaimer:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this event without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. If you are registering a minor for whom you are not the parent/guardian, you agree to provide the parent/guardian with this photo release notification. If any member of your party should not be photographed, please make your wishes known to BBBS staff at event check-in.


August 20
11:00 am - 2:30 pm


Theo Wirth Park Picnic Pavilion
3275 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States


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