Schoolyard Ecology Explorations seeks to increase
student and teacher expertise in ecological research, natural history and sustainability.
Through summer workshops, curriculum
and schoolyard garden grants, teachers gain
the skills and the tools to lead their student to investigate the natural world.
Please click on the links on this page to learn more about our program, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions.
- Study Ecology - Learn about the study of ecology at University of Minnesota's
Long Term Ecological research (LTER) station at Cedar Creek, thus increasing teacher
(and student) exposure to and interest in science.
- Conduct Research - Learn how to conduct ecological research with their students
in schoolyard nature areas using observation skills and practicing scientific inquiry
- Frameworks - Better understand the interconnecting framework between ecology,
science and sustainability by utilizing the
- Partnerships - Form partnerships between educators and the researchers at
Cedar Creek LTER station.
To learn why outdoor education is so important, click to view two articles from
Newsletter ("Kids for
a Sustainable Future" and
"Schoolyard Attitude is Key!").
Schoolyard Garden Grants
Applications for SEE garden grant awards in January 2014 are no longer being accepted. Please come back next year! Click here for more information on how to apply. Register or Login.
News and Updates
The US Forest Service honored the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab at the Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards Ceremony in March.