Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is a 27-acre city park and natural area just east of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, offering a wealth of features to inspire and educate.
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III. Indigenous Education Science/Social Studies Lessons and Resources
Lesson 1: Indigenous Gifts
Lesson 2: Ethical Science and Engineering in the North Star State?
Lesson 3: The Chocolate Turtle Shell, Solar Sand Castle Eclipse
Lesson 4: Changing Life, Changing Technology and Changing Names on a Map.
Indigenous education supplementary materials
Blue Rope River activity
IV. Maps, guides, panels and images
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Site Guide
East Side Park and Trail Map
Sanctuary map from video tour
Interpretive panel: Birding
Interpretive panel: Reclamation
Interpretive panel: Dakota history
Map of National Park Service “Ranger on Call” locations
Powerpoint of sanctuary images
National Park Service/Minnesota Historical Society images
Educational video tour of the sanctuary (Click HERE)
Art Inspired by the Sanctuary (Click HERE)
Links to additional information:
Lessons on American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges
National Museum of the American Indian
Water Ways! A Minnesota Water Primer and Project WET Companion, published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, provides many resources for teachers and students. http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education_safety/education/project_wet/waterways/ww_complete.pdf
Know Your Watershed- Lesson developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that involves multiple disciplines and examines the local and Mississippi watershed.
Article on Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary providing background information
Minnesota Green Schools Ning
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation natural resources information
~ Thank you sanctuary supporters ~
Beim Foundation, Friends of the Late Congressman Bruce Vento, Lowertown Future Fund, McKnight Foundation, McNeely Foundation, National Park Trust, St. Paul Garden Club, Vinaya Foundation and Xcel Energy Foundation.