Minnesota Master Naturalist

Course Registration

BWBR - Camp Fire MN

Camp Fire MN, 3300 Tanadoona Dr, Excelsior, MN website

3300 Tanadoona Dr
Excelsior, MN 55331

Come learn about the Big Woods region of Minnesota at Camp Fire MN's beautiful location in Excelsior! Classes will include onsite exploration of the Big Woods biome, hands-on activities, presentations led by Camp Fire's naturalist team and guest speakers, and field trips to amazing natural settings within the Twin Cities. You will learn about geology, plant communities, wildlife, ecology, aquatic systems and human impacts on this region.

All students will complete a capstone service project connecting them to volunteer opportunities at Camp Fire or other local environmental organizations.

If you need lodging:
The closest option is a Holiday Inn at 7855 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317

There is also a Country Inn and Suites at 591 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317, and an AmericInn at 570 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen, MN 55317

They are close to Chanhassen and Chaska, so there are lots of other options nearby.

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

Benjamin Gieseke

Benjamin has spent his entire career working with young people, and joined Camp Fire MN as a naturalist after completing a degree in Environmental Science and moving into the outdoor education world. Benjamin's professional interests include climate change education, evolutionary biology, ornithology, and low impact living solutions. As a naturalist Benjamin has worked with thousands of young people, supporting Camp Fire's mission of connecting youth from marginalized communities to natural spaces and fostering a love of the outdoors.

Sponsor Information

Camp Fire Minnesota

Register Now!

Seats Taken: 21 of 20

Log in to register!