We strive to provide the best environmental experiences for the thousands of K-12 students who come to our center from across the state. Our highest quality environmental education programs along with our optimal location, makes us not only the best choice for environmental programming reasons, but for lower travel cost reasons as well-something we all can appreciate!
We also serve as a field campus for many teacher training opportunities through Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education and offer graduate courses tailored to educators seeking either a Certificate or Master's Degree in Environmental Education. In addition, we are also a field campus for Northland College, Inver Hills Community College and other post-secondary institutions.
The Audubon Center of the North Woods also authorizes a number of Minnesota Charter Schools. As an authorizer, the Center enters into contracts with the schools we authorize, specifying academic, financial and governance/operational performance expectations. To ensure these expectations are met and public interest is served, authorizers such as the Audubon Center of the North Woods oversee the contracts which allow charters to exist and evaluate each school's performance prior to contract renewal. In addition, through the contract, the Center sets environmental education expectations with the school as a means to advance our mission. – less–ZoomInfo