ADV: Winter Naturalist Series – Saint John’s Outdoor University: Feb. 20th – Mar. 6th

Saturday, February 20
Lichens in Minnesota – with guest naturalist, Joe Walewski
Pre-recording available beginning Feb 13

Lichens are right in front of us. Everywhere. Perhaps because they are so common, and so small, we inadvertently overlook them. Joe Walewski, Director of Naturalist Training at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, wrote the book on lichens (literally). Join us to find out what they are, where and how they grow, and more. Watch a pre-recorded video at your convenience before attending the live Saturday Zoom Q&A.

Saturday, February 27
Squirrels: Little Critters, Big Adaptations – with guest naturalist, Vanessa Bezek
Pre-recording available beginning Feb 20

Squirrels can be found from the tropics to the Arctic and even in your own backyard! If you’re “nuts” about squirrels, join us to learn all about squirrel biology and how these little critters adapt to life in so many different environments. Vanessa (Hensley) Bezek completed the Outdoor U environmental education fellowship in 2019-20 and we are thrilled to welcome her back for this session! Watch a pre-recorded video at your convenience before attending the live Saturday Zoom Q&A.

Saturday, March 6
Wintering Wildlife: Turtles & Frogs – with guest naturalist, Brandon Baker ’09
Pre-recording available beginning Feb 27

What do turtles and frogs do in winter? It’s a lot more complicated than a long winter’s nap. Join Brandon Baker ’09, award winning co-host of the Wandering Naturalist podcast and interpretive naturalist with the Three Rivers Park District to learn more. Watch a pre-recorded video at your convenience before attending the live Saturday Zoom Q&A.

For more information or to register, please visit: Saint John’s Outdoor University