University of Minnesota, Crookston
Connecting Children & Nature Conference
University of Minnesota, Crookston
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What's Inside


Get to know the faces of passionate people connecting children and nature in your area! Meet with many individuals and learn about their programs that directly connect children and nature at the conference. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the people you will see.

Carol Robinson - Natural Kid's Nutrition

Join Carol Robinson, a Nutrition Education Assistant through the University of Minnesota Extension, as she discusses fun, natural kid’s nutrition and how to eat and sustain ourselves naturally.


Matt Conner and Dave Ellis - Prairie Wetlands Center

Matt Conner and Dave Ellis from the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center will have a session titled, “A Way Back In,” about how the center began and its goals to continue serving the students of Fergus Falls.


Wayne Goeken - River Watch

Visit with Wayne Goeken, Director of the Center for Watershed Education at the International Water Institute, and learn about what great opportunities River Watch gives to local high school students.


Tom Schafer - Challenger Elementary School's School Prairie

Meet Tom Schafer, a Challenger Elementary teacher in Theif River Falls, who shares the schools story about their beautiful and educational school prairie.


Deborah Zak - White Earth Academy of Math and Science

Meet Deborah Zak from the University of Minnesota Extension who tells us about the White Earth Academy of Math and Science.