You will not find a better place on the tall grass prairie to learn about the Prairies and Potholes biome. Lac qui Parle State Park (LQPSP) has both a river floodplain and prairie hillsides and is home to a very diverse collection of wildlife. The park boasts a phenomenal migratory flight territory
with a variety of birds to see and learn about. In addition to the physical and natural features of the park there is a rich history with the Dakota people who include this part of the river basin as part of their ancestral homelands.
DATES: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17th, 2016
REGISTRATION: You must register with Minnesota Master Naturalists at the follwoing site: http://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/
FEES: $275 with a limited number of partial scholarships available.
This course will be taught by multiple instructors and with access to the outdoors, it will provide participants the opportunity to immediately connect with relevant examples of content presented.
On Wednesday evening, the local chapter of Master Naturalists will host a potluck dinner and guest speaker providing the participants the opportunity to learn first-hand what makes the tall grass prairie an amazing place to experience.
LODGING: There are a variety of locations in the area that provide both sleeper cabins as well as camping options.
Participants may elect to come the weekend before the training and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day Public Paddle. CURE will partner once again with the MNDNR and lead one or more sections of the Minnesota River on Saturday, June 11th as an additional event. Specific details will be posted to www.cureriver.org as the event is finalized. CURE has a limited number of both kayaks and canoes that may be reserved by individuals for a nominal fee.
Training is limited to 20 participants.
For questions about the training or other amenities please contact Peg Furshong at CURE
Peg@cureriver.org or call 320-269-2984