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Education

Education

Programming for Schools

Teachers, bring your students to Cascade Meadow for real‐world, contextual learning in science, math, social studies, and other subjects. When it comes to environment‐based learning at Cascade Meadow, the sky is the limit!

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Your visit to Cascade Meadow with your students will utilize our engaging site features, support state education standards, motivate learning, and invigorate your teaching practice.

We offer engaging, hands-on learning experiences in these content areas:

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  • watershed protection and stormwater management
  • energy conservation and alternative energy technology
  • sustainable building design
  • scientific observation, and more!

Field trips can include a variety of instructional methods, both indoors and out, including tours, exploration of our interactive exhibits, dynamic presentations, hands-on activities, interpretive trails, and other field experiences.  See below for the list of experiences we’ve already developed and piloted.

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If you’re interested in exploring a topic that’s not listed above, give us a call to discuss and plan a custom visit.  Want to dig even deeper? Use our facility and other resources for your own class or project. If you’re ready to try an exciting new setting for your project‐based units, come explore the possibilities that Cascade Meadow can offer (ex. water monitoring, plant study, energy concepts, ecology, geology/hydrology, wetlands, and more!).

For more information, contact Kate C. Utterback, Associate Director. kconnor@smumn.edu

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HOURS

The Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center is open to the public

Tuesday - Friday 10 am-4 pm

LOCATION

There’s a lot to see in our building, so drop by or contact us by phone or e-mail.

2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-252-8133
swalker@smumn.edu