State Parks Explorer Series

Are you looking for fresh, new ideas to help teach your students about Minnesota's geology, history, and natural environment? If so, you'll want to check out the Minnesota State Parks Explorer series: Nature Explorer, History Explorer, and Earth Explorer. The books were created by a team of park interpreters, scientists and educators.

Earth Explorer activity booklet for kids. History Explorer activity booklet for kids. Nature Explorer activity booklet for kids.

The Earth Explorer lets you explore Minnesota's minerals, soils, and geological formations with the help of Minnesota State Parks.

The History Explorer contains fun activities and great information on Minnesota's history as told by our well intentioned, but misguided voyageur, Pierre LeTierre.

The Nature Explorer contains fun activities on Minnesota's animals, plants, and habitats.

One teacher from Minneapolis checked out the series and decided to order 400 copies for her students. It was the perfect way to plan out a year of activities centering on Minnesota. Plus, it was affordable: discounts are available to teachers who order more than 10 copies.

Here's how the Explorer series works: children earn points for completing activities from each booklet and for participating in naturalist presentations held at state parks. Many activities can be completed at home and at school as well as at state parks.When they've completed their work, children receive their official Explorer's patch and certificate.

For more information about the Explorer series, call 1-888-MINNDNR (646-6367).