Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Road Trip: Bogs and Forests of MN

Bogs and Forests of MN website

175 University road
Cloquet, MN 55720

Discover Minnesota’s ancient landscapes: bogs and forests, along with natural & cultural wonders during this fall’s Northern Minnesota Master Naturalist Road Trip, September 19-21st, 2018!

Enjoy fall colors, forested landscapes, wildlife, history and interpretive tours during this three-day journey through the irreplaceable northern regions of Minnesota.

The adventure begins at the Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN and travels by coach bus to the northwest with stops including Sax Zim Bog, SPRUCE Bog Research Center, Lost 40, Red Lake Tribal Natural Resources Tour, Big Bog Recreation Area, Rabideau CCC Historic Camp, Forest History Center and more. Travel in the comfort of a coach bus with reclining seats and toilet.

Lodging is at the AmericInn in Black Duck, MN double occupancy. If you need lodging on Tuesday night, and breakfast for Wednesday morning, you can stay/eat at the Cloquet Forestry Center for an additional $50.

Cost: $450 for Master Naturalist, $550 for non-Master Naturalist participants this fee includes lodging at the AmericInn in Blackduck for both nights, and all meals. (Tues lodging extra for everyone)

Instructors: Master Naturalist instructors Britt Forsberg and Stephan Carlson will guide the experience with other Naturalists joining the group throughout the trip at major parks and SNA’s.

This is physically active trip. You will be hiking in the forest, and bog areas.

The course cost is $450 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Stephan Carlson

Dr. Stephan Carlson. Dr. Carlson has worked for the U of M Extension and the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences for the last 25 years doing outreach and teaching classes in environmental education (EE) and interpretation. He has worked in the fields of EE, outdoor recreation, informal science education and environmental interpretation for the past 35 years. In addition to his work teaching interpretation, he also teaches Science and Math summer school on the White Earth Indian Reservation. His research is on understanding the components that informal science experiences have on young people and how to develop quality programs that incorporate these components in environmental education.

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension

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