The Stewards of Nature Field Study focuses on learner connections with nature and people’s use of natural resources. This unique 5 day, overnight program puts learners out in nature then poses critical thinking and problem solving scenarios. For example, after exploration in the Long Lake woods to discover components of the ecosystem, determine the working food web, and identify wildlife in the area; learners look at population control through hunting. They discuss feelings, look at evidence, and draw conclusions about wildlife management. In any stewardship exploration, learners come together to conduct research, pose policy enforcement or change, discuss human behavior, and work as stewards of their natural surroundings. This Field Study can span an array of topics or deeply focus on one subject like forestry. The Stewards of Nature Field Study is recommended for 7th graders and higher, including high school programs, college groups, and adults. Additionally, with problem solving, community building, and critical thinking built in; the Stewards of Nature Field Study can be used for unique retreats and team building for professional groups.
If interested in the Stewards of Nature Field Study, contact us at Long Lake! We want to know more about your learners before embarking on this Field Study. With your input, our program coordinators will draft a one of kind week for your unique group.
What is the Stewards of Nature Field Study?
This Field Study for elementary schools, middle schools, private schools, high schools, home schools, colleges, and can even be customized for adult and workplace retreats!
Who can participate in the Stewards of Nature Field Study?
When can we embark on an Stewards of Nature Field Study?
Long Lake Conservation Center is open all year-round. Each season offers different opportunities for learning and discovery, as well as, different adventure/programming offerings. To place a date inquiry, visit our Request a Quote page and fill out the form. Our Long Lake coordinators will get right back to you with dates, approximate costs, and even more info!
Where will we stay during our Field Study?
Long Lake sits on 760 acres in Aitkin County. Our almost one square mile includes a variety of ecosystems, including; a private lake, acres of bog, large hardwood forest, mature pine stands, natural lake shore, ephemeral ponds, kettle holes, and wetlands.
We have 220 beds in large, modern, dormitory lodges; full-service dining where we serve family style and focus on food conservation; multiple meeting spaces, and we focus on renewable energy sources for our campus.
How much does the Stewards of Nature Field Study cost?
The Stewards of Nature is a 5 day/4 night program.