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BWBR - The Natural History of the Driftless Area, Whitewater State Park, Altura MN

Whitewater State Park, Altura MN website

19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910

Learn about the natural history of the Big Woods, Big Rivers biome and the "Driftless" area of southeast Minnesota.

Through lectures, hikes, hands-on activities, field trips and guest presenters, you'll gain a new understanding and appreciation of the geology, plants, wildlife, aquatic systems and human history of this unique region.

All participants will discover volunteer opportunities with conservation organizations in the region by completing a capstone service project.

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 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Sara Holger

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.

Jeremy Darst

Sponsor Information

Friends of Whitewater State Park

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