University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/
5th grade students recording observations at Cedar Bog Lake.The boardwalk to Cedar Bog Lake with a teachers group.2012 participants in BIo Blitz with insect sweep nets.

Education at Cedar Creek

The education arm of Cedar Creek strives to be an inspiring catalyst and outstanding resource for lifelong science education in Minnesota and beyond. Our goal is to build a pathway of science literacy and learning through engaging hands-on experiences at a world-renowned field station. Our activities are standards-driven and use the ecology of Minnesota and the unique challenges posed by current environmental issues to teach core science concepts.
For questions about Cedar Creek's education programs, please visit the links below or contact Caitlin Barale Potter at caitlin@umn.edu.
 

Student groups visiting Cedar Creek engage in a variety of activities ranging from tours of various ecosystems and research studies to investigations exploring core ecological concepts. More than passive observers, students are encouraged to actively “do science” and ultimately grasp core ecology ideas. Programs are either full-day (4 hours) or half-day (2 hours: morning or afternoon only) and include a combination of tours and field investigations. In order to provide the highest-quality experience and instruction, there are fees associated with field trips. More details are on grade-specific pages. You may need to have transportation available during your field trip to reach the various sites. 

Click the grade level(s) you instruct for program descriptions and to schedule your field trip!