Canoeing the Root River at Eagle Bluff

"The Future of Farming in the Age of Climate Change" with Dr. Mark Seeley 

Dr. Seely is a former University of Minnesota Extension climatologist and professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. He is a popular speaker and has served as a weekly commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s Morning Edition news program and written the weekly news-blog “Minnesota Weather Talk” since 1992.   Includes a 3-course meal and an hour-long presentation. $30 per person. 

Workshop Weekend: Homesteading

Learn from regional and national experts! Class Selections:

- Beekeeping w/Chris Shad & John Shone of the BeeShed (Saturday Only)

- Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation w/ Joe Deden (Saturday Only)

- Fruit Grafting & Orchard Care w/Dan Bussey (Saturday and Sunday)

- Beginning Organic Gardening w/Sarah Hansen (Sunday Only)

"Getting Bees Back on their Own Six Feet" with Dr. Marla Spivak 

Honey bees have remarkable behaviors to maintain colony health, through what is called "social immunity."  Despite this efficient health care system, honey bee health is failing. Marla will speak to the stressors that honey bees, and our diverse native bees, are facing and describe ways we can all help them survive and thrive once again.  Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota. 

Wild Edibles of the Midwest 

Discover nature’s free grocery store with Brent Anderson! From fresh and tender fiddleheads to spicy angelica and even stubborn dandelions (if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em), the forests and valleys of Southeastern Minnesota can provide a plethora of palatable plants.

Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge

Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Join Bevery Sandlin to collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend

It's like Family Camp! Does your family want to spend time in the outdoors? Maybe try something adventurous? Learn a new skill? Join us on one of our family weekends, where we focus on providing families an opportunity try a variety of outdoor sports and recreational actives. Reconnect in the great outdoors at Eagle Bluff this summer!

Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge 
Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge 

Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend

It's like Family Camp! Does your family want to spend time in the outdoors? Maybe try something adventurous? Learn a new skill? Join us on one of our family weekends, where we focus on providing families an opportunity try a variety of outdoor sports and recreational actives. Reconnect in the great outdoors at Eagle Bluff this summer!

Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

Family & Friends High Ropes Sessions 

Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

Workshop Weekend: Land Management

Topics are set to include: 

- Prairie Burning

- Cost Share Programs

- Chainsaw Techniques

- Invasives Control

- More details to come!

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Weekend            

Offered in conjunction with the MN Department of Natural Resouces, B.O.W. Weekend Workshops begin on a Friday afternoon and end Sunday after lunch. These workshops allow women to try their hand at 3 different outdoor activities under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor in a safe and empowering setting. 

Family & Friends High Ropes Sessions 

Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

Fossil Hunting In Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

Scholarship Banquet and Fundraiser

This year we will be celebrating our 22nd year of coming together to make Eagle Bluff experiences happen for all students. Fun games, unique items, delicious food and great company round out this festive and feel-good evening. Proceeds from the evening directly support scholarship for students attending our Outdoor School and Youth Summer Camp. 

Trick-or-Treetops 

Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night! 

Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip line. Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and s'mores. Costumes are encouraged!

If you can't join us for one or our scheduled events, we welcome you to stop by the Schroeder Visitor's Center, walk or ski our trails or check out our public geocaching course.  Learn More >

CANCELLATION POLICY

Overnight Programs - Require a deposit and notification of a cancellation no less than 15 days prior to the event.

EventsTo receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or by 4pm Friday for a weekend event, whichever comes first.