VOL: Habitattitude – Minneapolis – Jan. 15-16

SeaGrant2We could use your help co-hosting a Habitattitude booth to teach visitors how to prevent spread of AIS at the Northern Green Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center, January 15-16, 2020. 

Please fill out the Doodle poll below ASAP with times you are available to co-host a shift (there are two shifts per day). We are looking for two staff per shift:

https://doodle.com/poll/ai4nu9pyq2ywbqen?utm_campaign=poll_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=poll_transactional&utm_content=inviteparticipants-cta#email 

When signing up, please include your name, affiliation and cell phone number in the notes section at the bottom of the Doodle form. I need this to provide names to Expo organizers for your badges. If you know of others that would be interested please forward this email to them.

Actual exhibit hours are: Weds, 10 AM – 5 PM and Thurs 9 AM – 4 PM. Downtown Minneapolis is very busy traffic wise so plan to arrive early for your shift. Parking map attached.

From the booth, we will educate and give away various complimentary Habitattitude education tools. We will also be promoting the next Minnesota Aquarium Society Spring Auction and Habitattitude Surrender, Saturday, January 18th in Bloomington 

https://aquarium.mn/aqua-news/events/auction/winter-auction-2020  

Benefits for You:

  • Anyone who volunteers gets a free admission to the event and can take in education offerings (https://northerngreen.org/schedule-at-a-glance) when you are not staffing the booth.
  • Excellent venue for education and networking.
  • It’s fun!

As one of the largest “green industry” events in the Upper Midwest, Northern Green showcases products and services from agriculture, forestry, architecture, design, turf and nursery industries.

See https://northerngreen.org/  for more information

Thanks to Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and Habitattitude campaign partner, we have been given a complimentary booth for the 14th year. It is an excellent venue to promote the Habitattitude through MNLA, its members, and event visitors. As with many of our campaign related events, we coordinate staffing among partners typically DNR Law Enforcement, Watercraft Inspection and AIS Programs, Nat’l Park Service, St. Croix River Association, AIS Detectors, Master Naturalists and AIS County Programs from the greater Metro, and others.