Prairie Ecology Bus Center

A nonprofit organization

$9,267 raised by 96 donors

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center is dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the natural wonders in their own backyards.

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is based in southwestern Minnesota and is home to the Ecology Bus, a mobile science lab and classroom designed to educate students about the environmental sciences.

PEBC programs serve preschool through adults learners using onsite and outreach programs to educate about the environment and helping people establish a sense of place and appreciation for the communities in which we live. 

Since 1990, PEBC has offered bus field trips, community education classes, large group assemblies, Nature Tots classes, and more. Southwest Minnesota is home to a diverse environment rich in natural resource history which guides the variety of programs offered.  In 2020, we have lost just under $100,000 due  to COVID-19 impacting our ability to hold programs with schools and community groups. This has forced us to be innovative and we have added a homeschool program, a preschool program, onsite afterschool nature club, and flexible virtual programming for schools. Help PEBC continue to move forward by donating today. 





 Help us continue to expand our unique programming across the region.

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Prairie Ecology Bus Center

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Education Environment Community


PO Box 429
Lakefield, MN 56150



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