The Forest History Center is endowed with forests, wetlands and grasslands that abound with wildlife. The site also features a re-created 1900 logging camp and a Visitors Center with exhibits, films, videos and class discussion area.
Field Trip Options
Once Upon a Forest
Introduces youngsters to "the healthy forest." Children meet forest creatures, learn how humans use the forest and how each of them can help preserve a healthy forest.
Grades: Pre-K, K, 1Cost: $6 per student
Logging Camp Tours
Immerse students in the life and times of Minnesota lumberjacks. Costumed interpreters and an authentically recreated 1900 logging camp bring history to life in a discovery learning experience. Adaptable to students of all grades.
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Cost: $6 per student
Hands-on activities help students develop an appreciation for the natural environment. Students will create a nature journal, become nature detectives and play a predator-prey game, plus more.
Grades: 2Cost: $6 per student
"P" is For Paper
Learn what products come from the forest and how to sustainably harvest trees. Make your own piece of paper.
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6Cost: $6 per student
Squirrel's World View
View the forest from a squirrel's perspective. Five structured outdoor learning stations.
Grades: 4Cost: $6 per student
White Tail Trail
Learn how deer have adapted to changes in the forest. Students learn how to use GPS units and digital cameras.
Grades: 5Cost: $6 per person
Science and math-based program where students learn about efforts to care for and manage the majestic white pine forest.
Grades: 6Cost: $6 per student
Stomping on Winter
After learning to snowshoe and navigating an obstacle course, students use GPS units and digital cameras to record coordinates and imagery of flora and fauna during a wintery expedition in the forest.
Grades: 4, 5, 6Cost: $6 per student