BWBR - Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN
Altura, MN 55910
Learn about the natural history of the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota through lectures, interpretive programs and activities, field trips, guest presenters and a final capstone project. Our instructor team of professional naturalists each specialize in different content areas and make learning fun and engaging! We'll explore Whitewater State Park and nearby public lands and get to know area conservation organizations working to protect our natural resources.
Field days will run from 8 am - 4 pm on April 16, 22 and 23 and will include travel time to various locations and opportunities for in-depth exploration. Attendance at ALL class sessions will be required for graduation as well as a capstone service project.
Classes will be held mainly outdoors. All participants are encouraged to wear masks while indoors and practice social distancing. Unvaccinated participants will be required to wear a mask.
The course cost is $295 and includes course manuals and supplies.
If the course cost is a hardship, please fill out the scholarship application. After the scholarship is fully processed, you will receive a code to be entered in the on-line registration process. Please wait until you receive that code to complete registration.
Meeting from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on:
- Tuesday, April 12, 2022
- Thursday, April 14, 2022
- Saturday, April 16, 2022
- Tuesday, April 19, 2022
- Thursday, April 21, 2022
- Friday, April 22, 2022
- Saturday, April 23, 2022
- Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Sara has worked as an environmental educator since 1994, leading programs and activities for a variety of natural resource agencies and organizations including the US Forest Service Resort Naturalist Program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource - MinnAqua Program, the Bell Museum of Natural History, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, and Olmsted County Parks. Since 1999, Sara has worked as an Interpretive Naturalist for Minnesota State Parks at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and Whitewater State Park. Sara is the Founder and Board President of Project Get Outdoors, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides training and resources to help communities implement after school programs that connect low-income youth and children of color to nature exploration.
I do ecological restoration, especially prairie, but also residential use of native plants. I also bird, count butterflies, and engage kids with nature.
Friends of Whitewater State Park
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