Natural stewardship and understanding
We help Minnesotans explore, understand and conserve their environment. Through our research-based programs and products, we work with educators and volunteers to support quality environmental service and teaching about the environment.
- Driven to Discover: Enabling student inquiry through citizen science. This project involves youth in asking scientific questions, designing and conducting their own research, and improving their understanding of science through participation in citizen science projects focused on birds and monarch butterflies.
- Summary of Environmental Science Education Programs and Staff (416 K PDF)—Download a short summary of Environmental Science Education programs and staff.
- Best Practices for Field Days—Design and deliver innovative community events that teach students about their environment.
- Minnesota Master Naturalist—Learn about Minnesota's natural resources, how to educate others, and get involved in environmental stewardship.
- Monarchs in the Classroom—Spark student inquiry and scientific study using monarch butterflies.
- Schoolyard Ecology Explorations—Increase student and teacher expertise in ecological research, natural history and sustainability.
- White Earth Reservation Academy—Help students improve math and science performance, reduce dropout rates, and prepare for careers—while honoring traditional practices and values.