Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949


Our Mission

Eagle Bluff’s Mission: Eagle Bluff is dedicated to providing inspiring experiences that connect people of all ages to the natural world and each other.  We accomplish our mission through a variety of outdoor, hands-on and/or natural history-based programs.

Our History

Children need to get back to nature.. that was and is the belief of our Founder, and Executive Director, Joe Deden, a forester by education and a visionary by nature.  As Joe was studying the Forestry program in Germany, he worked along side students from schools who stayed in youth hostels.  These students were learning to care for the environment by being educated about the environment in the environment.  And it hit him— he had to make this same opportunity available to students in his home state of Minnesota.  Joe returned to Minnesota in 1978 and began working on his vision.

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