Osprey Wilds is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) residential environmental learning center and conference & retreat center nestled on the shores of Grindstone Lake in east-central Minnesota.
We are committed to developing an understanding, ethics and responsibility regarding the environment and stewardship through formal and informal teaching that links nature and humans.
It is our goal that every visitor feels connected to the natural environment and feels that the protection of nature is also the protection of mankind.
A healthy environment starts with and is perpetuated by a personal connection to it. We been providing environmental and outdoor education programs since 1971 and are committed to providing lifelong learning experiences to people of all ages, including programming in natural history and science, team-building, adventure/challenge, wildlife, energy, outdoor skills and human history.
Visitors to Osprey Wilds are not only immersed in opportunities to discover, learn about and learn from nature, but also to recognize their place in it and the role they have in the future health of the planet.
There are many things a student can learn about the natural world, but in the end it is our goal that every visitor feels connected to the natural environment and feels that the protection of nature is also the protection of mankind. It is our students who will change the world.
A philosophy and culture of environmental stewardship is common throughout all of our programs, classes, office and food service practices, conservation measures, maintenance procedures and land management plans. We model earth-friendly, sustainable choices in every meal, activity, and experience.
Our programs use the environment as the blackboard and laboratory to educate our visitors. Through education and observation, we empower our visitors to make choices for sustainability in their own lives and be able to transfer that knowledge to home, school, and community.
54165 Audubon Rd
Sandstone, MN 55072