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

Natural History of the Driftless Area, Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN website

19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910

Learn about the unique natural history and diverse landscapes of the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota. Explore and discover geology, plants, wildlife, aquatic systems and human history to help you gain a new understanding and appreciation of this this region. This course will be a mix of classroom lecture, power point presentations, field trips and hands-on exploration led by a team of local naturalists. All participants will discover volunteer opportunities with conservation organizations in the region by completing a capstone service project.

Field days will run from 8 am - 4 pm on September 9 and 10 and will include travel time to various locations and opportunities for in-depth exploration. All other sessions run from noon to - 4 pm. Attendance at ALL class sessions will be required for graduation as well as the 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.

Sponsor Information

Friends of Whitewater State Park

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