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.

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

Join our map by completing the following survey: https://forms.gle/zANgDeKigEawL57bA

Questions? Email TeachOutdoorsMinnesota@gmail.com

The following organizations have been providing ongoing support and resources for educators seeking to incorporate environmental education opportunities in their classrooms. Visit their websites to learn more information on how to join & get involved.

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 map at the top of this page to learn more about potential offerings.

Below are some additional professional development opportunities.

Jeffers Foundation offers several different professional development workshops FREE for Minnesota schools & school districts.

All of the Jeffers Workshops are tailored to the specific school or venue.

Team Teaching with Mother Nature (For In-Service & Pre-Service Teachers*)

Why Outdoors? Why Not?

Early Childhood

Calendar in the Classroom

Content Institutes

To learn more and to request a workshop for your school or district: https://jeffersfoundation.org/programs/jeffers-workshops/

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