Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - I can teach ... in the Outdoors-Conservation Days Instructor Training

I can teach ... in the Outdoors-Conservation Days website

1530 Cleveland Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55108-6112

Learn skills needed to deliver engaging activities for youth at conservation days and water festivals.

Do you enjoy teaching conservation with young people?

This training will cover the fundamentals of leading outdoor conservation and water festival activities for young people. It will emphasize the “best practices” for the field day programs with hands-on engaging materials. It will use the Best Practices for Field Days and Project Wet curriculum to prepare volunteers to lead age appropriate activities for the upcoming Children’s Water Festival held September 28th, 2017 at the State Fair Grounds. If you teach at other events this training is appropriate for you too!

No teaching experience required, only an interest in getting kids excited about what is happening in nature and the willingness to share it with others. Learn in this hands-on classroom where you will practice leading activities, maybe get wet feet (metaphorically) and share your insight. Dress appropriately for the weather in September.

Why participate? Teaching is great fun and a way to make nature come alive in your upcoming community programs! Working with a local school or youth organizations is an excellent way to share your love a nature, from birds to plants, insects and wildlife!

Instructors: Stephan Carlson, U of MN Extension and Janine Kohn, Protect Wet Coordinator, MN DNR. Includes: Training will be both in and outdoors with classroom activities held in room 19 Green Hall on the St Paul campus. Light supper, coffee and snacks are provided. Dress for outdoor weather. If the training is cancelled, notification will be sent by email.

Cost: Master Naturalist $25.00,
Non-Master Naturalist $30.00 (reduced because of Grant)

Registration Close - September 18th, 4:00 PM Questions or comments?
Contact: Stephan Carlson at carls009@umn.edu or call 612-624-8186

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Stephan Carlson

Dr. Stephan Carlson. Dr. Carlson has worked for the U of M Extension and the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences for the last 25 years doing outreach and teaching classes in environmental education (EE) and interpretation. He has worked in the fields of EE, outdoor recreation, informal science education and environmental interpretation for the past 35 years. In addition to his work teaching interpretation, he also teaches Science and Math summer school on the White Earth Indian Reservation. His research is on understanding the components that informal science experiences have on young people and how to develop quality programs that incorporate these components in environmental education.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension


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