Resources for Educators and Community Groups

Education of our youth is critical to a brighter future for our community and beyond. Below you will find resources such as lesson plans, bins with materials, educational videos, as well as homeschool and distance learning educational opportunities.

Environmental Resources

There are five different bins you can check out that have lesson plans for all ages complete with supplies to conduct lesson plans. You are welcome to check out a bin for a two week time period and you can use all the tools, or even just a few of the supplies.

Distance learning options (PDF)

If you have questions, contact Ann Messerschmidt, Environmental Resources Specialist, at 952-985-4528.

Complete this online form if you're interested in checking out a bin with materials for any of these five topics.

  1. Outdoor Recreation
  2. Phenology
  3. Pollinators
  4. Waste Management
  5. Water
  6. Art


chalk, wood, other materials in the Outdoor Rec bin

Environmental Videos

Looking for a more interactive experience? We are passionate about education and are willing to come work with any grade level in many topic areas. Complete this online form and your request will be routed to the most appropriate staff member.

Do you have a project you want/need to complete or are looking for volunteer hours for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church, school or other group? We are here to help connect you to the right staff to help you find a volunteer opportunity, or get you assistance for possible project availability or locations. Complete this onllne form to volunteer for a community project.

Lakeville Area Arts Center

The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers many classes for homeschool students (for a fee). You can find the latest class offerings online.