Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks – Dec. 2020

Superintendent John Anfinson is retiring at the end of this year. We will miss his personal and professional dedication to this park, but we are excited for him to start a new chapter! We take comfort in knowing that no matter what he pursues, he will remain a passionate steward and advocate for the Mississippi … Continue reading Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks – Dec. 2020

Newsletter: Boulder Lake ELC – Dec. 2020

Here at the BLELC,  community is important to us. We are, and always have been, dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community in a safe and respectful manner.Now more than ever we need to get into the outdoors. The fresh air and sunlight have many positive effects on our health and well-being … Continue reading Newsletter: Boulder Lake ELC – Dec. 2020

Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – Dec. 2020

In December, day-length reaches its minimum and then increases. Over time, that sunlight will usher in a new season for Pesky Plant Trackers. In the meantime, join us in learning about these plants and preparing for next year!IN THIS ISSUE: Tea TuesdaysImage challenge (for fun)Winter activitiesLearn more about invasive terrestrial species through MITPPCFrom the Archives (for fun) For … Continue reading Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – Dec. 2020

Webinars: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Dec. 10th – March 18th

The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog are excited to be offering webinars this winter season! Webinars will be held on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 pm. Registration for these programs is required, but all webinars are free to attend. If you have questions about this series, please contact webinar instructor and Head Naturalist Clinton by email at … Continue reading Webinars: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Dec. 10th – March 18th

VOL: Ecology Science Fair, Jan. 30, 2021 (register by Dec. 18th)

The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology. This year's Fair will be held 100% virtually, utilizing an online platform called zFairs, on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  As a volunteer in the Ecology Science Fair, where you will be a monitor in a virtual interview room alongside a judge. Monitors serve a very … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair, Jan. 30, 2021 (register by Dec. 18th)

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – Dec. 2020

In this issue: Winter tree and shrub protection, upcoming webinars, assistance programs and more November always seems to be a time of change. Most of the leaves have fallen and maybe you're enjoying the woods on a hunt before winter sets in. The weather this fall has been up and down, but we know that … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – Dec. 2020

ADV: Adult Painting – Dec. 21st

Dodge Nature Center is now offering hour-long virtual painting program for adults, filled with painting instruction and educational clips featuring a different subject in nature every month. As with nature journaling, painting instruction increases observational skills and expands ways of thinking about and seeing the natural world. The class is taught by two naturalists who … Continue reading ADV: Adult Painting – Dec. 21st

Webinar: AIS Surveillance and Watercraft Inspection Activities – Dec. 8th

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) managers are tasked with preventing the spread of many AIS moving through highly complex and interconnected systems, often with limited resources to do so. Using a data-driven approach to identify and prioritize waterbodies at the highest risk of invasion can help inform effective and efficient programs. To that end, we have … Continue reading Webinar: AIS Surveillance and Watercraft Inspection Activities – Dec. 8th

ADV: OnLine Pesky Plant Trackers Course

Pesky Plant Trackers is now offering an ongoing online course? This course is your point of entry to participate in Pesky Plant Trackers, a new citizen science project. The link for our course itself is this: https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCsTwNITucXe1Wl. For more information about the Pesky Plant Trackers program at the University of Minnesota, please visit: Pesky Plant … Continue reading ADV: OnLine Pesky Plant Trackers Course

Webinar: Climate Change – Dec. 10th

On behalf of the St. Paul Garden Club and our advocacy efforts in the area of environmental conservation, we invite you — as someone deeply committed to environmental justice — to attend a special event on Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. We have arranged for a great speaker with C-Change Conversations to present to … Continue reading Webinar: Climate Change – Dec. 10th

Webinars: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Dec. 10th – March 18th

The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog are excited to be offering webinars this winter season! Webinars will be held on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 pm. Registration for these programs is required, but all webinars are free to attend. If you have questions about this series, please contact webinar instructor and Head Naturalist Clinton by email at … Continue reading Webinars: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Dec. 10th – March 18th