Bonanza Educational Center

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Organization
EE Site
Field Trip/Tour
Abstract: 

The Bonanza Educational Center (BEC) is a consortium of seven school districts, Beardsley, Bellingham, Big Stone City, S.D., Browns Valley, Chokio/Alberta, Clinton/Graceville, and Ortonville, that have created an alternative hands-on environmental education center for their students and communities.

The BEC site is located at the Bonanza area of Big Stone State Park in the former interpretive center building. This building had been unused by the Department of Natural Resources for many years and was slated for demolition. Surrounding the center are 223 acres of restored prairie, oak/basswood forest and the shores of Big Stone lake, offering a unique outdoor classroom.

A K-12 outcome based, integrated curriculum was developed for the center and is being used by the member schools. Teacher in-services, community programs, 4-H, community education, programs are being conducted.

Topic Areas: 
General Ecology
Wildlife
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-12
Citizen and Youth Groups
Adult
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Southwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Bonanza Educational Center
31167 Big Stone Lake Park Rd
Clinton, MN 56225
320-265-6944
bonanzaeducationcenter@gmail.com
bonanza@info-link.net