Learn in Scott County

Be a student of life with the abundant opportunities to grow and learn in Scott County. Indulge a love of outdoors, literature, and a variety of hobbies with programming offered through our county, library, park system, and more. This is the Scott promise: Life with us is never boring, and learning happens in a lot of ways!

Options Abound

Expand your mind and stay active in your community at the same time. With social distancing in place, it’s even more important to find new ways to stay engaged. We’ve pulled together some resources to keep your mind and spirit active and engaged. We’re proud of the libraries in Scott and recommend you start your journey with them.


Plant Pollinator Landscapes

The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation district posted a webinar to teach you to transform your lawn into a lush landscape that supports native vegetation and pollinators. Bonus: There may even be funding to help you out! Check out the Lawns and Legumes program and rethink your landscape.


Join 4-H

4-H is known for its agriculture programming, but it’s much more than that: Kids (and let’s face it, parents, too!) can learn about science, photography, civic engagement, and more. The robotics programs are especially cool! There’s a great place to get started, and that’s the Minnesota Extension website.


Cross-Country Skiing

Make the most of the snowy season and perfect your schuss at places like the Cleary Lake Regional Park, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, and Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area. It’s a great workout, and you’ll inspire yourself to see winter in a whole new light.



Bring History to Life

Dive into history at a history museum in your backyard. The Scott County Historical Society is devoted to sharing the rich history of Scott County. Every day at SCHS you can explore newspapers, archives, books, photographs, and maps, and records that bring to life the thousands of people who have called this place home. For special events and programs, check out our community. Pro tip: Make a plan to check out the “on this day 100 years ago” archives.

Learn at the Museum