Minnesota Master Naturalist

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BWBR - River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault website

1000 Rustad Road
Faribault, MN 55021

River Bend Nature Center is proudly hosting Big Woods, Big Rivers in June 2022!

Sign up and get hands-on, in-field experience through the diverse range of habitats River Bend Nature Center has to offer from a Maple-Basswood forest to the Straight River, many wetlands and a restored prairie on 743 acres of land! We have a knowledgeable team of 4 to immerse you in the natural world. Our instructors are Jim Platt, Katy Anderegg, Molly Olson and Breanna Wheeler.

Course dates are June 4th - 25th, meeting on Saturdays from 9:00-3:00pm in-person at River Bend Nature Center and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm virtually. Class hours will focus on hands-on activities and discussions while readings and assignments, group capstone projects and optional self-guided field trips will be outside classroom hours.

Technology requirements:

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.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Jim Platt

By education, a physical geographer, by vocation, a retired Geographic Information Systems manager, by avocation, a native plant gardener and earth science enthusiast.

Katy Anderegg

I am a naturalist at River Bend Nature Center and enjoy teaching people of all ages about our natural world. My background is in Zoology, but I love learning about all aspects of nature. I took the Prairies and Potholes Master Naturalist course in the summer of 2019, thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to be an instructor sharing my passion with others.

Molly Olson

Molly is a professional naturalist at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault, MN. Her favorite outdoor hobbies are hiking and kayaking. You can also find her visiting museums and restaurants.

Sponsor Information

River Bend Nature Center


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