Environmental Learning Center

Hands-on in the ELC: trapping and collaring a deer (April 2013)

The Stillwater Area High School Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a 55 acre parcel that is managed to reflect three major biomes found in MN. We have an Oak forest, prairie, and coniferous planting. We also have several ponds that hold water for part of the year.

Students can visit several learning circles that have benches to do a variety of learning activities. The field biology course uses this area extensively, banding migratory birds, trapping and marking small mammals, attaching radio collars to wildlife, and using camera traps to capture photos of wildlife.


The public should be aware that dogs are not allowed in the ELC, but hiking is encouraged.

November, 2012 Inventory - who (and what) is using the ELC?