Environmental Education Support

For Educators Looking for Support:

The following organizations and individuals are providing services, programming and support for helping educators in Minnesota with teaching outdoors and incorporating environmental education into their curriculum. If you need help locating support, reach out to us at TeachOutdoorsMinnesota@gmail.com.

Minnesota Environmental Education Support & Services (Responses)

Are you an organization or individual that wants to be included in the above resource list?

Email TeachOutdoorsMinnesota@gmail.com to receive a short survey. The results will be visible above and available to those who are seeking out programs or additional support for outdoor learning.

The following organizations have been providing ongoing support and resources for educators seeking to incorporate environmental education opportunities in their classrooms.

Provides Networking and Professional Development opportunities geared towards early childhood educators

Professional Development and Training Opportunities

Many local organizations are providing Professional Development and Teacher Mentoring opportunities. We encourage you to explore the resource at the top of this page to learn more about potential offerings.

Project WET (Water Education Today) is an international, interdisciplinary, water-based science education program that can be taught by K-12th grade classroom teachers at their schools. It is not only used with educators, but is a wonderful resource for pre-service university students, natural resource professionals and interpreters. The Project WET 2.0 virtual training includes a curriculum guide with 64 activities that are correlated to NGSS/Common Core.

Project WET 2.0 Virtual Training & Curriculum Resource (CEUs Included)

Getting Little Feet Wet (Early Childhood Curriculum available to purchase)

Project WET - Home & Distance Learning Resources

Sign up for quarterly news MN Project WET bulletin, The Splash

For more info contact: Janine Kohn, MN Project WET Coordinator Janine.kohn@state.mn.us

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Minnesota PLT exists to advance student understanding and knowledge of forestry and natural resources by developing and delivering professional development resources for Minnesota educators.

PLT Virtual Trainings (CEUs Included)

Growing Up Wild

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Learn More about Project Wild & Growing Up Wild

For more info contact: Briedi Scott, Project WILD Coordinator, briedi.scott@state.mn.us