Wolf Ridge

STEM Experiential Learning Workshops

Looking for new ways to teach the process of science to middle and high school students? Would you like to feel more confident working with students outdoors? Join us for a FREE workshop to give you the confidence and skills to do so!

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Workshop Focus

Teachers will learn the “Outdoor Investigator” module of  Raptor Lab, which is an interactive online learning environment that models the process of scientific investigation in real-world settings through the active role-play of different scientific careers involved in veterinary care and wildlife rehabilitation. It provides a platform for students to team up, investigate outside, and share their own inquiry-based investigations online.

Learn how to:

  • Nature journal with students
  • Use nature year-round
  • Understand trail techniques for outdoor learning
  • Find and practice citizen science resources
  • Use tools for scientific inquiry

Raptor Lab’s Outdoor Investigator is appropriate for students from fifth grade through high school. Outdoor Investigator allows for flexibility throughout grade levels and subjects. Click on this link to view possible MN Standards hit by using this program.

NOTE: The workshop is taught by Wolf Ridge staff, and made possible by a collaboration between Wolf Ridge, The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, UMN Extension, and Eagle Bluff. An LCCMR grant is funding these teacher trainings throughout Minnesota. FREE training and CEUs this school year only!


May 18 – J.J. Hill Magnet School – St. Paul, MN (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
June 4 – Bolder Options – Minneapolis, MN (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
June 7 – Laurentian Environmental Center – Britt, MN (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Would you like us to offer a workshop near you?

Email hannah.edstrom@wolf-ridge.org!
We can also provide a shorter workshop if that better fits your schedule.