About Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Education
Natural stewardship and understanding
Understand the environment
Minnesota's natural beauty is even more impressive when you understand the science behind it. Using proven methods of hands-on learning, University of Minnesota Extension helps Minnesotans explore, understand, and conserve their environment. Education professionals turn to Extension for support in creating and evaluating field days, classroom activities, and school gardens, and adults can become Master Naturalists or learn how to get their families involved in nature for individual well-being and family cohesiveness.
Stewardship for the future
Key to long-term stewardship is an appreciation and understanding of the unique heritage offered by Minnesota's fish and wildlife. Extension offers research-based information, tools, and strategies to manage wildlife across the state or in your own back yard. We also offer solutions for those times when conflict between humans and wildlife occur. Our goal is to empower citizens to keep Minnesota the culturally and biologically rich and unique place for generations to come.
What we offer
Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Education programs include:
- Minnesota Master Naturalist: Learn about Minnesota's natural resources and how to involve others in environmental stewardship.
- Minnesota Master Naturalist Explorers: Youth learn about the outdoors and 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.
- Wildlife in our Back Yards: Explore strategies to enhance urban and rural properties for wildlife as well as alternatives for managing less welcome visitors.
- White Earth Reservation Academy: Help White Earth students improve math and science performance, reduce dropout rates, and prepare for careers—while honoring traditional practices and values.