Credit: Tony Rondeau

PPJV Supports Youth and Teacher Education

Connecting kids with the outdoors in a culture where being “plugged-in” has become the norm is an ever-growing challenge. A quick internet search on “ways to connect kids with the outdoors” produces literally thousands of ideas and advertisements for how this is best achieved. Thanks to long-standing efforts by the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture and the support of local partners and educators, getting kids outside at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center has become a little easier.

More than 15 years ago, the PPJV began making a small investment in support of programs that provide youth with outdoor experiences and target educators interested in outdoor teaching technique