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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides activies that can be
downloaded and used in the classroom. Areas covered are: foreests; geology, soil,
mining; plants; prairies; wildfire; field trip ideas; outdoor classrooms; and
This website by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides pictures
and facts about nature; animals; ecological classification system; plants; native
plant communities; rocks and minerals; endangered species; invasive species;
climate; forests; prairies; and water.
Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine's Young Naturalists series is designed to engage elementary and middle school students with a wide variety of nonfiction topics on natural science and outdoor life. Each Young Naturalists teachers guide includes ready-made classroom activities and how those activities connect to current Minnesota Academic Standards. Current and past Young Naturalists stories and guides can be downloaded at Young Naturalists stories with teachers guides.