You are invited to join a dedicated group of educators focused on integrating and embedding environmental education and outdoor instruction into daily lessons. Join us for one Saturday morning session or as many as you can! Sessions are USUALLY the first Saturday each month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during the school year, at the Bloomington Education and Visitor Center.Here are topics from last year, if you have a suggestion for a topic to be presented, please call Suzanne Trapp at 952-361-4502.
CEU certificates are available for each session. This is an opportunity to attend topic specific mini-workshops at no cost!!At this time, teachers of I.S.D 112 are eligible to attend for pay through their school district. Please let us know if you are interested in refuge staff contacting your District Curriculum Coordinator to establish a similar partnership.For more information contact Suzanne Trapp at 952-361-4502.
To become a part of the Partner Teacher Program, each educator must attend at least one orientation session. Next, attend a seasonal workshop to bring your class to the Refuge during that season. These workshops highlight curriculum, teaching materials and equipment for the season. After that, attend one additional environmental education training every 3 years to continue in the Program.
Contact the Refuge site you would like to visit.
Bloomington Education and Visitor Center - Mara Koenig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-858-0710
Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center - Chelsi Burns at email@example.com or 952-361-4511
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For hunting opportunities, download the refuge hunting brochure.