About Forest History
Visiting the Site
At the Forest History Center
Forest Adventures is an educational program designed to help students explore the forest and how it relates to their lives.
With outdoor classes at the Forest History Center, and traveling trunks loaned to classroom teachers, Forest Adventures makes learning an active, exciting experience.
Economic, social, political, recreational and environmental topics are introduced in engaging, memorable ways. Guided by naturalists, students are encouraged to analyze and process information, then formulate ideas of their own.
About the Forest History Center
Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the Forest History Center is part of the Minnesota Historical Society. Its beautiful wooded trails, recreated 1900 logging camp and interactive visitors center exhibits help guests understand the relationship between people and the forest.
Outdoor Classroom Programs
Forest Adventures classes take students through outdoor learning stations for hands-on educational experiences that incorporate Minnesota state academic standards. A sample of the classes we offer:
Traveling Trunks for Teachers
The Forest Adventures program also loans trunks to teachers for preparatory work in their classrooms. Trunk topics include:
A Growing Program
Additional classes are being developed for the Forest Adventures program. For the most current listings, call 218-327-4482.
“As teachers, we were impressed with the knowledge of the presenters and their understanding of students' developmental needs and personalities. The presenters were able to make the learning interesting and provided hands-on experiences."