Minnesota Master Naturalist

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NWGL - Sax-Zim Bog, Meadowlands, MN

Sax-Zim Bog, Meadowlands, MN website

7758 Western Ave
Meadowlands, MN 55765

The Sax-Zim Bog might be most familiar to you as a world-renowned bird watching location during the winter months. This is certainly true, but this vast set of ecosystems is incredibly biodiverse! With bogs, upland conifer forests, mixed forest, small and medium sized lakes, two major river systems, and an interesting geological history, the Sax-Zim Bog offers a lot for budding naturalists to enjoy during any season.

This training will take place right on the doorstep of the Sax-Zim Bog in Meadowlands, Minnesota. We will hope to spend a majority of our time together outdoors experiencing everything that this location has to offer in the context of Master Naturalist Training! There is no better way to learn about a biome than to get out and experience it firsthand and early fall can be great time to visit and learn about the Northwoods. This course will take place over one week, between August 22nd and August 26th. Our primary meeting location will be the Meadowlands Community Center.

Participants should expect to be outside in a wide range of environmental conditions (light rain, warm temps, muddy conditions, etc). Expect some hiking to be done, primarily along gravel roads, level boardwalks, with mostly level terrain through the duration of the course. Restrooms and our meeting location are accessible locations. With further questions about expectations for hiking, accessibility notes, or weather conditions prior to registration, feel free to contact course instructor FOSZB Head Naturalist Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus at naturalist@saxzim.org. Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be maintained as needed, including masking indoors or outdoors and social distancing.

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 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

Sponsor Information

Friends of Sax Zim Bog


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