YMCA St. Croix Environmental Center

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
EE Site
Curriculum
Resource Person
Teacher Training
Abstract: 

The St. Croix Environmental Center is a YMCA facility
designed to promote and develop environmental awareness
and responsibility through academic, social, community and
outdoor educational experiences. St. Croix offers high
quality 3 day/2 night residential experiences which are
designed to complement and enhance present school
curricula. Located along the St. Croix National Scenic
Riverway, St. Croix offers over 30 academic class choices
for grades K-12. All classes are taught by our
professional Environmental Education Instructors
at a ratio of 1:12. Key environmental concepts are
investigated and experienced within our 400-acre outdoor
classroom, and positive social communities are generated
through small study group sizes, group team-building and
cozy cabins along the river bluffs.

Our curriculum includes: forest ecology, prairies, aquatic
ecology, St. Croix River geology and history, cultural
history, survival, orienteering, team building, high ropes
course, environmental issues, etc.

Author: 
Patty Riley, Director of Environmental Education
Topic Areas: 
Natural Sciences
General Ecology
Stewardship
Rivers
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Grades 7-9
Teachers
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
Metro
Central
All Minnesota
Geographic Location - Other: 
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
Varies by program
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
Yes
Season: 
School Year
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