Happy Dancing Turtle

Growing Good Stewards

Through education and collaboration, with sustainability and resilience at the heart, Happy Dancing Turtle has focused on growing good stewards of the planet since 2006. We believe inspiration and empowerment are critical elements in the changemaking process for youth and adults. From soil health and regenerative agriculture to nature play and environmental education we aim to provide programs, experiences, and learning that changes lives.

HDT continues to practice social distancing.

Please contact us for programming updates.

Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit organization that is home-based in Pine River, MN with a hub in the Driftless Region of MN/WI. 

We're Hiring!

Grazing Intern

We're looking for a summer intern to assist with adaptive grazing management on multiple farms. See if you're a fit!

Serving North Central Minnesota and South Eastern Minnesota / North Western Wisconsin.

Something For Everyone

  • Kids

    Check out exciting events and activities for young stewards.

  • Adults

    Explore programs and resources to guide your sustainable journey.

  • Families

    Grow together through our educational and entertaining offerings.

  • Educators

    Enrich your classroom with curated lessons designed to meet educational standards.

  • Growers/Farmers

     Improve your operations with sustainable practices and techniques.

Support Stewardship

Help grow good stewards by supporting Happy Dancing Turtle's mission to inspire wonder and empower change.

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Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Thu, Mar 04
    Happy Dancing Turtle
    Mar 04, 4:00 PM CST – May 11, 5:00 PM CDT
    Happy Dancing Turtle, 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Suite 1 Pine River, MN 56474
    Join Nora on the trails for an hour of family fun! Four dates/times to choose from each month; space is limited, registration is required.
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  • Mon, Mar 08
    Happy Dancing Turtle
    Mar 08, 10:00 AM – May 24, 11:30 AM
    Happy Dancing Turtle, 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River, MN
    This Outdoor Preschool Program meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month!
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  • Wed, Mar 10
    https://www.happydancingturtle.org/b2b-vend
    Mar 10, 5:00 PM – Oct 31, 9:00 PM
    https://www.happydancingturtle.org/b2b-vend
    Back to Basics may be over, but you can still shop the Virtual Vendor Fair!
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  • Sat, Apr 17
    Anywhere
    Apr 17, 7:00 AM – May 15, 12:00 AM
    Anywhere
    Join us for a scavenger hunt out in Nature! Can you find all 24 items on our Fall Bingo Card for a chance to win the grand prize? Any ages welcome!
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  • Mon, Jun 21
    Happy Dancing Turtle
    Jun 21, 9:00 AM – Jul 23, 12:00 PM
    Happy Dancing Turtle, 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Suite 1 Pine River, MN 56474
    Eco camp is a week-long day camp for children ages 1st - 6th grade. We believe a passion for stewardship begins with cultivating a love of nature and being outdoors.
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Support Stewardship

Help grow good stewards by supporting Happy Dancing Turtle's mission to inspire wonder and empower change.

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Our Garden

On nearly 2 acres, we endeavor to grow and learn with, through, and alongside the plants and soil.

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