The Compass to Nature

Anna bridge

Thanks to our Prairie Science Class partnership with the Fergus Falls Public Schools, the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center has developed an innovative approach to teaching in the outdoor classroom.  We call it The Compass to Nature, and we want to share it with you!


The Compass to Nature is free for anyone to use.  It works for children.  It works for adults.  It works anywhere, any time of year.  

Just as a navigational compass enables us to guide our way outside, the four points of the Compass to Nature provide unfailing direciton for all who seek to lead others in the development of a connected, caring relationship with the world we live in.  The four Compass points are Place, Phenology, Naturalists, and Journals, unified by the Sense of Wonder.

To find out more, you can view and/or print our Compass to Nature booklet.