Welcome to the Belwin Outdoor Science Special Education Program

  • Classroom If you are a special education teacher new to the district or have not been to the Belwin Outdoor Science, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  Classroom teachers can bring their students to Belwin Outdoor Science to have hands-on science experiences.  Belwin Outdoor Science is located in Afton, Minnesota about 30 minutes east of St. Paul. The program is a result of a partnership between the Saint Paul Public Schools and a non-profit called the Belwin Conservancy.


    Students have over 225 acres of woods, prairie, ponds, and streams to explore. The special education program is lead by a licensed special education teacher. Each year over 2000 students and teachers take part in this program. We service early childhood special education programs, elementary, middle school, secondary,Group and transition programs. Click on the links to learn more about planning your visit.snail





    I can be reached by e-mail at cathy.smith@spps.org or by calling 651-744-7968.

    I hope you and your class are able to make it out this year!