The Environmental Education Consortium of nature centers and schools was formed in the mid-1990's to assist teachers and environmental educators in meeting the state environmental education learner outcomes as specified in the Green Print Reports (http://seek.minnesotaee.org/eemn_d.cfm). Teachers and naturalists of the consortium developed specific goals and methods to assist them in meeting these goals cooperatively. As a result of this consortium, students involved in the pilot program achieved common environmental education goals specific to their grade level. Nature centers and school districts involved in this program were Wargo, Tamarack and Harriet Alexander, and Belwin School Districts - St. Paul, Mounds View, Roseville and Centennial.
Together, these nature centers and school districts created Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators. This guide was written especially for naturalists and environmental educators who are interested in learning more about how and why young children think and act. Access Natural Wonders at http://seek.minnesotaee.org/classrm_e.cfm.
This consortium was coordinated through Tamarack Nature Center, but is no longer active.