Watershed Educational Providers

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota State Parks and Trails vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.

780 Hwy. 210
Carlton, MN 55718


Kristine Hiller
(218) 673-7005

KEEP, Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program

The mission of KEEP is to initiate and facilitate the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of energy education programs within Wisconsin schools.

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
1108 Fremont Street
201 SSC
UW-Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897


Annie Baker
(715) 346-4770

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Lake Superior Reserve works in partnership to improve the understanding of Lake Superior’s coast and estuaries. We address issues affecting the watershed through integration of research, education, outreach and stewardship.

3 Marina Drive
Superior, Wisconsin 54880


Deanna Erickson
(715) 399-4086

Lake Superior Zoo

To provide close-up animal experiences that inspire connections to wildlife and action towards conservation in our region and around the world.

7210 Fremont Ave
Duluth, MN 55802


Jessamy Schwartz
(218) 730-4500 x 205

LEAF, Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program

LEAF’s mission is to integrate learning in and about Wisconsin’s forests into K-12 schools to provide the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking necessary to sustain our forests and communities.

800 Reserve Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481


Gretchen Marshall
(715) 346-4956

Minnesota Association for Environmental Education

Our mission is to support and advance environmental education throughout the state.
MAEE strengthens the role of education as a solution to our environmental and societal challenges. We serve environmental education (EE) professionals, students, K-12 educators, and their allies.

Minnesota Association for Environmental Education
3815 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425


Wendy Tremblay
612-354-MAEE (6233)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.

500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul , MN 55155


(651) 296-6157

Minnesota Project Learning Tree

Minnesota PLT exists to advance student understanding and knowledge of forestry and natural resources by developing and delivering professional development resources for Minnesota educators.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4044


Laura Duffey
(651) 259-5263

Minnesota Sea Grant

To facilitate interaction among the public and scientists to enhance communities, the environment and economies along Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland waters by identifying information needs, fostering research, and communicating results.

31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812


Marte Kitson, Cynthia Hagley
(218) 726-8106

Positive Energy Outdoors

Positive Energy Outdoors, a Duluth, MN based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, provides people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors.

Programs emphasize teamwork, healthy risk taking, and positive communication, creating learning opportunities that can lead to a lifetime of active adventures. We support youth and adults in their search for healthy outdoor experiences through:

Team Building: Creating increased opportunities to connect cooperatively with peers, family, community and mentors through interesting and challenging activities that set high expectations for participants

Access: Providing unique physical activities that not all families, individuals, organizations or schools can provide or afford

Experiential Learning: Offering meaningful participation in activities through a participatory learning approach that promotes interpersonal skills, life skills, healthy choices and positive risk taking among participants

Leadership/Volunteer Development: Creating leadership opportunities through participation in service projects and community events

4757 Datka Road
Duluth, MN 55803


Stephanie Love, Co-Founder/Director
(218) 391-0147