An Environmental Education Organization
The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge. It was a pioneer, one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota. Over the past forty years we have developed an environmental education curriculum that has taught nearly one million children. Dodge strives to inspire a sense of wonder, excitement, and appreciation in all who experience our programs.
On 320 acres in the heart of West Saint Paul, Dodge provides a glimpse into the diverse and beautiful natural heritage of Minnesota’s prairies, hardwood forests, lakes, wetlands, miles of hiking trails, a working farm, orchard, bee apiary and more!