Teacher Resource Center

Forestry Management

Collect real-life data and simulate, in a board game setting, all the factors that play into management of a forest ecosystem.

Water Drop Activity

An introduction to wastewater and storm that helps students understand the benefits of clean water.

Decoding Diatoms

Students will practice microorganism identification using local water samples and apply this understanding to a study of diatoms found in Lake George.

Fish Families

Students learn to identify characteristics of five Minnesota fish families.
Nitrogen Cycle Teaching Kit

The Nitrogen Cycle

Students will be introduced to the concept of cycling nutrients by taking on the role of a nitrogen atom traveling through the nitrogen cycle.

It’s A Ruffe Life: An Introduction to Invasive Species

Students begin by matching images of common invasive species with their characteristics and impacts. Students then engage in an activity that simulates the impacts of Eurasian ruffe on the natural ecosystem of the St. Louis River.