Minnesota Master Naturalist

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PP - Prairies & Potholes, Olmsted County Parks

Olmsted County Parks, 8378 14 Highway Southeast, Byron website

8378 14 Highway Southeast
Eyota, MN 55934

Spring is a great time to study nature in Minnesota, and Olmsted Parks have a range of lands, plant communities, and waters that we will visit during this class. We will divide our class time between both Oxbow and Chester Woods County Parks. Besides a range of woodlands and restored prairies, Oxbow County Park has an excellent zoo containing many of the animals of our area, so we will not only see them but we hear about their lives and care. The extensive natural and planted prairies and woods at Chester Woods County Park will allow us to see the effects of management and restoration. Two (required) field trips will take us to other special areas to learn about the amazing and wide ranging habitats in SE Minnesota. All course participants will contribute to a capstone service project with a small group.

This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm - 8:30 pm, with all day field trips 4/27 and 5/11/

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 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clarissa Schrooten

Clarissa has been a naturalist since the start of her career in 2006 upon graduation from Winona State University. Her employment experiences include working as a naturalist at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Olmsted County Parks - Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo and Chester Woods Park.

Sharon Columbus

Sponsor Information

Friends of Chester Woods

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