Wildlife Education

A collage of wildlife and children. On the far left is a picture of a bumblebee on a flower. In the middle is a child looking at a berry. On the right are two images, one of a child smiling at the camera with a frog on their hand and the second is a child in a field looking at a clipboard.

Learn about Minnesota's wildlife

From bees to bears, Minnesota is home to thousands of different kinds of wildlife. They have different shapes, homes, foods, characteristics, and more. But don't be intimidated! Learning about Minnesota's wildlife is easy.

Just for Kids

There's lots of resources for kids looking to learn more about Minnesota’s wildlife:

Virtual games

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Activity sheets and more

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Activities for All

There are many ways you and your loved ones can get involved with Minnesota’s wildlife, whether it’s on your balcony, in your backyard, or at a park:

A mother and child. The child is holding binoculars to their face.

Resources for Educators

If you’re looking to add more wildlife to your lesson plans, you’ve come to the right place:

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Learn more about wildlife!

an adult loon swimming in the water with a chick on its backa gray treefrog sitting on a rockchipmunkbee on flower  


Birds fly through our skies and sing their songs. There’s thousands of different species of birds in Minnesota, so here’s some resources to help you start learning about them:


Pollinators help us grow food and have healthy ecosystems. They’re busy bees, beautiful butterflies, and so many other species:

More wildlife

Minnesota is home to thousands of different wildlife species! Luckily, it’s easy to learn about them: