Fifty-plus years of moving education outdoors


October 7, 2022

Tom Urbanski

Tree stumps and log benches took the place of classroom desks during Conservation Education Days at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Wrenshall fifth-graders sat comfortably and focused on a presentation about pollinators led by Gail Bong, northeast co-leader for the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network.

Area students descend upon Cloquet Forestry Center

Some of the first morning frosts of the season didn't put a chill on the enthusiasm of local fifth-graders participating in the Conservation Education Days at the University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center last week.

More than 500 students from eight Carlton County school districts spent a full day learning outside their usual classrooms at the educational event focused on natural science topics Sept. 28-29.

The annual event for fifth-graders has been held since 1968 in the same demonstration field area of the Cloquet Forestry Center. O...

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