Teach Outdoors! Minnesota

Questions? Need support or assistance with finding resources? Want to get involved with supporting outdoor learning in MN? Email us at TeachOutdoorsMinnesota@gmail.com

A group of students are looking at a water sample that is being held up by a Naturalist.

We are calling on teachers, administrators, school communities, families, and outdoor educators to transform this current challenge into providing healthy and meaningful learning outside.

Welcome!

Explore the links below to find support for your journey in teaching outdoors. Whether you are just beginning and looking to be inspired to take the next step, or further along on your journey and looking for specific curriculum and lessons, we have everything you need to be successful.

And don't hesitate to reach out and connect with local organizations and individuals that are ready to offer personalized support to help you be successful! We're ready to do this TOGETHER!

View our full position statement here: Teach Outdoors! Minnesota

Teach Outdoors! Minnesota will be offering $100 stipends for teachers who participate in a mentorship program during the 2021-2022 school year. Mentors will help teachers begin or enhance their outdoor instruction with students so they feel confident on their own.

Check all all of the details and apply today. Applications accepted until Oct 20, 2021

Interested in being a mentor for teachers? Contact Karen Harrison

Join us for FREE, weekly Professional Development workshops on Teaching Outdoors

via Zoom on Wednesdays @ 4:00pm CST

A group of 4 students are sitting on a blue tarp on the grass while they examine animal furs and record their observations in their journals.

See how teachers and schools across the State of Minnesota have embraced Outdoor Learning through all of Minnesota's seasons, and hear their why for doing so.

A teacher is pointing out something on the remains of a dead squirrel. 6 students are forming a circle around it and looking at it closely.

Get Ready to Teach Outdoors:

Seasonal-Specific Resources

Fall Specific Resource

Coming Soon!

Learn about winter appropriate clothing, ways to stay warm when outdoors, and winter curriculum and lesson ideas

Resources For Parents:

Explore ways for how to advocate for and support outdoor learning in your child's school

Learn how higher education institutions can incorporate outdoor learning into their classrooms and curriculum.

Teach Outdoors! Minnesota was made possible thanks to the contributions of the following individuals & organizations

MnECO - Minnesota Early Childhood Outdoors Logo
Minnesota Association for Environmental Education logo
Dodge Nature Center Logo
Jeffers Foundation Logo
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Logo
Wind Ridge Schoolhouse logo
Hamline University Logo
Shirley G Moore Laboratory School Logo
Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Logo
Minnesota Children and Nature Connection Logo
Monarch Joint Venture logo
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Logo
Osprey Environmental Learning Center Logo
Jenny Hanlon Consulting Logo
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Logo
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Logo
Three Rivers Park District Logo
Minnesota Zoo Logo
Project learning tree logo
Minnesota Project WET logo
Project Wild Minnesota logo
Project Get Outdoors logo

Individuals: Anna Dutke, Michelle Lenhart, Katy Smith, Jennifer Elsen, Sue Mohn, Sheila Williams Ridge, Fergus Woolley, Tom Westerhaus, Laura Whittaker, Jenny Hanlon, Heidi Faris, Wendy Tremblay, Claire Wilson, Maggie Karschnia, Karen Harrison, Laura Duffey, Joe Walewski, Pete Smerud, Emily Porter, Colleen Foehrenbacher, John Olson, Sarah Carter, Josh Leonard, Patty Born Selly, Jason Sanders, Peter Cleary, Jennifer Vieth, Mayme Johnson, Katie Bloome, Katie-Lyn Bunney, Sara Holger, Jody Yungers, Jeff Ledermann, Janine Kohn, Cristina Palmisano, Ashley Smith, Thomas Moffatt, Cortney Solum, Briedi Scott, Megan Earnest, Molly Stoddard, Karen Christensen, Julie Ernst, Cathy Jordan.