Minnesota Master Naturalist Prairies & Potholes class at Lac qui Parle State Park

Monday, July 16, 2018

You will not find a better place on the tall grass prairie to learn about the Prairies and Potholes biome. Lac qui Parle State Park (LqPSP) has both a river floodplain and prairie hillsides and is home to a very diverse collection of wildlife. The park boasts a phenomenal migratory flight territory with a variety of birds to see and learn about. In addition to the physical and natural features of the park there is a rich history with the Dakota people who include this part of the river basin as part of their ancestral homelands. 

DATES: Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, 2018 

FEES: $275 with a limited number of partial scholarships available. [This workshop sold out early in 2016 & 2017, we had a waiting list so register early to reserve your spot.] 

This course will be taught by multiple instructors and with access to the outdoors, it will provide participants the opportunity to immediately connect with relevant examples of content presented. 

MEALS: You will need to bring your lunch. We have a fridge on site but it is very limited. You are out of town - people made it work and we can help you with bringing ice for coolers etc. On Wednesday evening, the local chapter of Master Naturalists will host a potluck dinner and guest speaker providing the participants the opportunity to learn first-hand what makes the tall grass prairie an amazing place to experience. 

LODGING: There are a variety of locations in the area that provide both sleeper cabins as well as camping options. 

Participants may elect to come the weekend before the training and explore the Minnesota River Valley. CURE has a limited number of both kayaks and canoes that may be reserved by individuals for a nominal fee. 

Training is limited to 20 participants. 

For questions about the training or other amenities please contact Peg Furshong at CURE Peg@cureriver.org or call 320-269-2984

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and supplies.

For more information or to register go to: https://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/register/?courseId=779

For registration assistance contact: Julie Larson, larso143@umn.edu, 320-589-1711 x2120; 888-241-4532


Instructor: Peg Furshong, peg@cureriver.org