PP - Lac qui Parle State Park
Watson, MN 56295
You will not find a better place on the tall grass prairie to learn about the Prairies and Potholes biome. Lac qui Parle State Park (LQPSP) has both a river floodplain and prairie hillsides and is home to a very diverse collection of wildlife. The park boasts a phenomenal migratory flight territory with a variety of birds to see and learn about. In addition to the physical and natural features of the park there is a rich history with the Dakota people who include this part of the river basin as part of their ancestral homelands.
DATES: Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017
FEES: $275 with a limited number of partial scholarships available. [This workshop sold out early in 2016 and had a waiting list so register early to reserve your spot.]
This course will be taught by Kylene Olson and Peg Furshong with multiple guest instructors and with access to the outdoors, it will provide participants the opportunity to immediately connect with relevant examples of content presented.
On Wednesday evening, the local chapter of Master Naturalists will host a potluck dinner and guest speaker providing the participants the opportunity to learn first-hand what makes the tall grass prairie an amazing place to experience.
MEALS: You will need to bring your lunch. We have a fridge on site but it is very limited. You are out of town - people made it work and we can help you with bringing ice for coolers etc.
LODGING: There are a variety of locations in the area that provide both sleeper cabins as well as camping options.
Participants may elect to come the weekend before the training and explore the Minnesota River Valley. CURE has a limited number of both kayaks and canoes that may be reserved by individuals for a nominal fee.
Training is limited to 20 participants.
For questions about the training or other amenities please contact Peg Furshong at CURE Peg@cureriver.org or call 320-269-2984
The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and supplies.
If the course cost is a hardship, please fill out the scholarship application and send it to us.
Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:
- Monday, July 17, 2017
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
- Friday, July 21, 2017
Peg Furshong is the Events & Adventures Program Coordinator at CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) in southwestern Minnesota. CURE works in the areas of climate education, building a clean energy economy and improving water quality in the Minnesota River Basin. Peg began as a volunteer with Minnesota Master Naturalist in 2015. As an educator, throughout most of her professional career, Peg has worked with young adults in higher education - facilitating programs in leadership, civic engagement, sustainability and diversity. Born and raised in Montana, she came to Minnesota with a love for nature and the values of environmental stewardship. Peg holds a M.S. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Information, Process and Communication (IPC) from Montana State University-Billings.
Kylene received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Biology at Southwest Minnesota State University. She has been the Executive Director of the Chippewa River Watershed Project for 18 years.
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