Newsletter – Maplewood Nature Center-spring

Pruning Shrubs In Your Rain Garden or Yard (Adults) At Maplewood Nature Center Saturday, March 7, 10:00AM-11:30AM March is a great time to prune most types of shrubs.  Learn pruning techniques that promote plant health and work with the aesthetic of the plant’s natural form.  We’ll cover the basics indoors and then venture out to … Continue reading Newsletter – Maplewood Nature Center-spring

ADV: field courses – Itasca State Park – apply by March 21st

Registration is now open for Summer 2020! Enroll now to study field microbiology, field mycology, animal behavior and mammalogy in an incredible living laboratory of forests, bogs and lakes at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories in northwestern Minnesota. When you're not collecting water samples or tracking woodland animals, you’ll have full access to all Itasca has to offer like hiking, biking, kayaking … Continue reading ADV: field courses – Itasca State Park – apply by March 21st

ADV: Bumble Bee Identification – Saint Paul – March 12th – 13th

Bumble bee identification, ecology and conservation This course is designed for professionals who need to reliably identify bumble bees to species in the field, students performing research on bumble bees, and citizen science volunteers who want to take their identification skills to the next level. Due to their large size and buzzing hum, the beloved … Continue reading ADV: Bumble Bee Identification – Saint Paul – March 12th – 13th

Meeting: West Metro MNats – March 12th

Minnesota’s Dragonflies and Damselflies Learn some cool stuff about dragonflies and damselflies and just how amazing they are. What is their place in nature and what threats do they face? Find out what the Minnesota Dragonfly Society has been doing and discover how you can get involved to help them.  Presented by Curt Oien, a … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro MNats – March 12th

ADV: Tree Identification Workshops – March 23rd, April 20th, June 8th, August 10th, October 19th

About Tree Identification Workshops Beginning in 2020, the Tree Care Advocate will begin offering Tree Identification Workshops. These workshops will span the course of the year and allow individuals to attend specific topics related to identification. These workshops are intended for those that have limited or no experience related to identification. We recommend those interested take … Continue reading ADV: Tree Identification Workshops – March 23rd, April 20th, June 8th, August 10th, October 19th

VOL: Presenter at Family Science Night – Richfield – March 19th

Master Naturalist needed to present a demonstration or activity for students to engage in during our Family Science Night on Thursday, March 19th from 6:15-7:30. The school is located in Richfield, MN.  It is for grades PreK-7th grade, so the activity can fall anywhere within those developmental levels and doesn't need to meet all age … Continue reading VOL: Presenter at Family Science Night – Richfield – March 19th

VOL: Hatitattitude Booth – Duluth – April 1st-5th

Spring must be coming!? The 54th Annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show is a little more than a month away, April 1-5, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (http://www.homeshowmn.com/). You know what that means? MN Sea Grant has secured space for a Habitattitude booth (#240) and would like to invite you to co-host it with us. … Continue reading VOL: Hatitattitude Booth – Duluth – April 1st-5th

ADV: Great River Greening – March 21st and 28th

Great River Greening, a non-profit based in St. Paul doing environmental restoration work, host large volunteer events every spring and fall where community members come out and do restoration work. At these events, we have trained volunteer supervisors join us and lead the volunteers in the restoration activities we have, usually planting or invasive removal. … Continue reading ADV: Great River Greening – March 21st and 28th

ADV: Day of Birding Walks – Arboretum – May 17th

Arboretum & Audubon A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops Arboretum Bird Day is back for a second year, and we couldn't be more excited Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. {Optional} Bird Walks 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sessions Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska MN The Master Naturalist Program was an Endorsing Organization for this event … Continue reading ADV: Day of Birding Walks – Arboretum – May 17th