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 full day workshop to give you the confidence and skills to do so!


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The Workshop

This is a FREE workshop hosted by Wolf Ridge made possible by a collaboration with The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, UMN Extension, and Eagle Bluff ELC.


The grant from LCCMR allows for the development of the “Outdoor Investigator” module of “Raptor Lab” and the FREE teacher trainings being held around the state of Minnesota.

Raptor Lab 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. Then provides a platform for students to team up, investigate outside, and share their own inquiry-based investigations online. Raptor Lab 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.


The workshops will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

If you would like to host but can’t commit for a full day email hannah.edstrom@wolf-ridge.org and we can organize a shorter workshop!


At the workshop, 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


February 16 – Great Lakes Aquarium – Duluth, MN (10am – 4pm)

March 9 – Audubon Center of the North Woods – Sandstone, MN

April 6 – St. Mary’s Morris – Morris, MN


Interested in hosting a workshop near you? Questions?

Email hannah.edstrom@wolf-ridge.org!