Elementary School Programs

What does CNC offer to school groups?

Carpenter’s professional staff conducts quality environmental education programs for over 10,000 students and their teachers each year. Each program is designed to supplement classroom studies through hands-on learning in the “outdoor classroom.”  A small student to naturalist staff ratio (20:1) allows for greater individual learning and enhances the experience for students.

Do CNC’s programs help meet academic standards?

All environmental education program curriculum at CNC is written to be age appropriate and to enhance science studies. Input from teachers and education specialists are a valuable tool in developing programs.  Every program is designed to meet Minnesota and Wisconsin Academic Standards. Class outlines are available upon request for every program.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

2nd & 3rd Grade

4th, 5th & 6th Grade

Scheduling Information

For more information on the above classes or if you have ideas for an outdoor experience to enhance a lesson you are teaching please contact the Program Director or call the Nature Center at 651-437-4359.