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News of Warner Nature Center's closing was a shock. The fate of its 900 acres is a mystery.

Article in the Star Tribune by Matt McKinney

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The shared experiences of thousands of school kids like Beatrix will end this year after the Manitou Fund, the St. Paul-based private foundation that owns the land, said last month it was severing its relationship with the Science Museum of Minnesota, which staffs the center and runs programming.
For the Warner staff, volunteers and the roughly 9,000 students who visit the St. Croix Valley center each year, the announcement that it’s closing at the end of the year came as a shock. Warner has let kids study prairie restoration, monitor dragonflies, band birds such as downy woodpeckers and research the endangered Blanding’s turtle.

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