AIS Webinar: Spiny Waterflea – Dec. 19th

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 19 at noon to tune into a webinar from MAISRC Fellow Jake Walsh. Jake will be presenting about the massive ecological and economic impacts caused by invasive spiny waterflea in Lake Mendota. The webinar is free but registration is required. Talk details Aquatic invasive species can alter complex food … Continue reading AIS Webinar: Spiny Waterflea – Dec. 19th

Meeting: Central Chapter of Minnesota Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

The Central Chapter of Minnesota Master Naturalist will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m., in the Bremer Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. Our guest speaker will be Elizabeth Mboutchom of The Nature Conservancy, who will give a presentation on protecting the Mississippi River. A brief business meeting will … Continue reading Meeting: Central Chapter of Minnesota Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

Natural Resources Management at Three Rivers Park District Learn about management and restoration activities of the Wildlife, Forestry and Water Quality areas in the Three Rivers Park district.  Recent prairie management, wildlife re-introductions and turtle research will be highlighted.   Presented by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife at Three Rivers.  He has written several books … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

ADV: Whitewater State Park

Upcoming Education and Volunteer opportunities available at Whitewater State Park. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Geocaching Adventure: 12 – 2:30 p.m --- Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center. Ever want to get out and explore? During this program we will be going geocaching, looking for things hidden in the woods. What will make this hunt even … Continue reading ADV: Whitewater State Park

VOL: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides Needed

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides lead engaging tours, interact with guests at interpretive stations, and facilitate nature play with young children, depending on their interests and skills. We are currently looking for more volunteers for our spring and summer 2020 season and have an information session on Tuesday, January 14 at 10 am for this opportunity. … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides Needed

Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

Grants now available for to create pollinator lawns. Lawns to Legumes offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. Minnesota residents can apply to be reimbursed for up to $350 in costs associated with establishing pollinator habitat in their yards. Funding decisions and all … Continue reading Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

Fall Outdoor Classroom News from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Featured Waterfowl Production Area Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District are open to environmental education and make ideal local, self-guided, rustic outdoor classroom sites.  Rachel WPA is one of several near Alexandria, probably the closest.  It is located just east … Continue reading Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. The Making Connections to Our Water World workshop will be held at: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Jacob V. Brower Park … Continue reading ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

Natural Resources Management at Three Rivers Park District Learn about management and restoration activities of the Wildlife, Forestry and Water Quality areas in the Three Rivers Park district.  Recent prairie management, wildlife re-introductions and turtle research will be highlighted.   Presented by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife at Three Rivers.  He has written several books … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th