Nourish Your Need for Nature™

Since 1967, Dodge has been connecting children and adults to nature. With a mission to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool are nationally recognized. Nourish Your Need For Nature™ on our trails or by joining a nature program.

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We're hiring!

We’re growing into Cottage Grove and hiring two full-time naturalists to meet the needs of the community. The Naturalist/Elementary Liaison and Naturalist/Curriculum Developer positions will engage diverse audiences in environmental education, with special a focus on reaching students in the South Washington County School District.

Applications are due Friday, April 12.

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Send your learner to Dodge Nature Preschool

Looking for outdoor, hands-on early education driven by your child’s interests? Dodge Nature Preschool is the place for your learner! Guided by an experienced teaching team, your child will learn and grow in the outdoor classroom as they spark a lifelong relationship with the natural world.

Afternoon space is available for the 2024–2025 school year! Apply online today.

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