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Discover the past, present, and future of Minnesota’s forests at a 1900 logging camp and through action-packed environmental learning programs.
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Once Upon a Forest
Introduces youngsters to “the healthy forest.” Children meet forest creatures, learn how humans use the forest, and how each of them can help preserve a healthy forest.
Logging Camp Tours
Immerse students in the life and times of Minnesota lumberjacks. Costumed interpreters and an authentically recreated 1900 logging camp bring history to life in a discovery learning experience. Adaptable to students of all grades.
Hands-on activities help students develop an appreciation for the natural environment. Students will create a nature journal, become nature detectives, and play a predator-prey game, plus more.
Stomping on Winter
After learning to snowshoe and navigating an obstacle course, students use GPS units and digital cameras to record coordinates and imagery of flora and fauna during a wintry expedition in the forest.
"P" is For Paper
Learn what products come from the forest and how to sustainably harvest trees. Make your own piece of paper.
Squirrel's World View
View the forest from a squirrel’s perspective through five structured outdoor learning stations.
White Tail Trail
Learn how deer have adapted to changes in the forest. Students learn how to use GPS units and digital cameras.
Students learn about efforts to care for and manage the majestic white pine forest in this science and math-based program.
All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.