Based in Lakefield, the Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is a nonprofit, environmental education classroom-on-wheels that connects youth across the region to the outdoors.
Since it's beginnings in 1994, the PEBC has been connecting youth across the region to the outdoors through innovative, hands-on problem-based outdoor EE programs at prairies, wetlands, parks, and streams nearby schools in our twelve-county service area. We also offer in-school assembly programs, teacher workshops, and public programs.
As our world changes and becomes more technology-focused, now more than ever - today's youth need opportunities to make a connection to the outside, natural world that sustains them. While technology can help us to understand our environment, nothing can replace the inherent benefits that come with exploring a prairie, investigating a wetland, discovering the richness of soils while engaging all our senses to understand the essence of nature -- and its importance in our lives.
The PEBC's mission is to be a vehicle for understanding and appreciating the natural wonders in our own backyards.
In 2014, the PEBC celebrates 20 years of program delivery to learners of all ages, preschool through adults and continues to build its presence throughout the region.
Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC)
PO Box 429
Lakefield, MN 56150