ADV: BEETLES/BaySci Open Space Conference – July 28th-29th

July 28th-29th, 10:00am-1:00pm PST | 1:00pm-4:00pm EST Keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and exact schedule TBA This conference is free to attend. Please register in advance. The BEETLES and BaySci projects have hosted virtual “open space” conferences on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on both formal and informal science and environmental education. Recognizing the intersections and … Continue reading ADV: BEETLES/BaySci Open Space Conference – July 28th-29th

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – July 2020

Summer Bike Tours Along the Mississippi River Explore the history, geology, watersheds, and parks that connect us to the Mississippi River. Travel through floodplain forests to visit culturally significant sites like Harriet Island, Bdote, Lilydale Regional Park, and Sibley Historic Site. Learn about the natural, cultural, and historic significance of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – July 2020

Newsletter: SMINC – July 2020

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center (SMINC) has been closed for public visiting since Minnesota Executive order 20-04 was announced in March. On June 29th our Board decided that, due to the fear of spreading COVID 19, and concern for the safety of our volunteers (most of whom are in the "vulnerable" age group) we … Continue reading Newsletter: SMINC – July 2020

Webinar: Starry Stonewort Management – July 22nd

Analysis of Treatment Outcomes to Advance Starry Stonewort Management Starry Stonewort Collaborative Webinar Series Featuring Dan Larkin! Wednesday, July 22nd; 9 - 10am Join the Starry Stonewort Collaborative for a webinar about starry stonewort treatment practices, including a presentation by Dan Larkin and MAISRC Fellow Wes Glisson. The presentation will feature research from Minnesota, as … Continue reading Webinar: Starry Stonewort Management – July 22nd

AIS-VOL: Starry Trek – August 15th

Starry Trek at Statewide Locations on Saturday, August 15th Registration for Starry Trek 2020 is now open! Join the statewide search for starry stonewort by meeting up at a local training site before heading out to monitor your assigned lakes. In previous years, this one day search has found multiple new infestations of starry stonewort. … Continue reading AIS-VOL: Starry Trek – August 15th

Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – July 2020

River Bend Rapids July 2020 The summer newsletter is now available! Read about what is happening around River Bend and how we are adapting to the new normal. River Bend is hiring a Part-time Charitable Gambling Manager. Position is open until filled. River Bend is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors. Apply by July … Continue reading Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – July 2020

VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers

Pesky Plant Trackers is a partnership between the University's Department of Forest Resources and USA-National Phenology Network. Participating citizen scientists will use Nature's Notebook to collect phenological data on wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed. Before participating, citizen scientists will learn how the project works by taking an online training course. The big news is that our … Continue reading VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers

AIS Registration for Starry Trek

Registration for Starry Trek 2020 is open! Join us at locations across Minnesota for Starry Trek, a socially-distanced day of searching for starry stonewort and other AIS! On Saturday, August 15th, head to one of the 24 rendezvous sites around the state to learn about sampling for AIS and identifying starry stonewort. We'll provide the gear, … Continue reading AIS Registration for Starry Trek

Webinar: Starry Stonewort Management – July 22nd

Analysis of Treatment Outcomes to Advance Starry Stonewort Management Starry Stonewort Collaborative Webinar Series Featuring Dan Larkin! Wednesday, July 22nd; 9 - 10am Join the Starry Stonewort Collaborative for a webinar about starry stonewort treatment practices, including a presentation by Dan Larkin and MAISRC Fellow Wes Glisson. The presentation will feature research from Minnesota, as … Continue reading Webinar: Starry Stonewort Management – July 22nd