About Natural Resources Education

Boy grasps by handle and net and holds it over his head to look at what is inside.

The Natural Resources Education and Urban Ecology program works to help people in our city understand the land management work of our Natural Resources team and how that work affects the health and wellbeing of our community.

Saint Paul is an ecosystem with many diverse and interconnected parts that rely on each other to survive and thrive. Our ecosystem fares best when all people understand the relationships between human and natural systems and the actions that we can all take to support a holistically healthy ecosystem.

Join Saint Paul Natural Resources and our partners as we explore the outdoors with nature-based events and activities to better understand our ecosystem.  

Natural Resource Education Activities

We offer a variety of opportunities and activities throughout the year for folks to observe, celebrate, and protect the natural resources of our city.

Come out and discover the nature of Saint Paul with us!

Other Resources

Looking for support and resources for bringing your family or students outside in Saint Paul's parks? Connect with us to learn about:

  • Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
  • Youth worker professional development opportunities
  • Community science surveys of plants, birds, insects, and other wildlife


We are grateful for support from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment; Capitol Region Watershed District; Cities Connecting Children to Nature partners; Minnesota Historical Society; Cargill; and REI.

Last Edited: September 14, 2022