AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

Introducing the AIS Detectors Class of 2018! Earlier this spring, the second annual cohort of volunteers completed their online and in-person training to become certified AIS Detectors. Following two years of training, the AIS Detectors program has grown to include over 200 Detectors, located throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond. The new Detectors have … Continue reading AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – June 2018

UMN Extension launches Master Woodland Volunteer program Are you an engaged woodland owner that wants to spread the good message of woodland stewardship? University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to announce its new Master Woodland Volunteer program. Designed for engaged and informed woodland owners, this program includes a commitment to be a steward to your own … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – June 2018

ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

The AIS Detector Team is excited to announce five special opportunities for Advanced Training this summer. These one-day training activities will give you the opportunity to learn more about AIS through field trips, boat sessions, and more! As a reminder, all AIS Detectors are required to complete 8 hours of Advanced Training each year in … Continue reading ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Below is a list of June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. With so much going on (and so many events being added after the newsletter goes out!), it's easy to lose track of the events you are interested in attending. The summer newsletter will be sent around on July 1st, but we've got … Continue reading June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

VOL: Minnesota Herpetological Society Annual Field Survey

The Minnesota Herpetological Society hosts an annual FIELD SURVEY of a Minnesota State Park each year. This year, the event will be held on June 8-10 at Jay Cook State Park (780 MN-201 - Carlton, MN 55718). It is free for Minnesota Herpetological Society members (only $20/year) and this covers camp sites, food and entrance … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota Herpetological Society Annual Field Survey

ADV: Dragonfly Monitor Training – June 3rd –

Date: Sunday, June 3 Time: 1 - 4 p.m. Ages: Youth and adults: Ages 8+ with an adult (FREE) Become a citizen scientist and learn more about our local damsels and dragons. This program is designed for the public who want to know more about dragonflies and serves as training for volunteers at Tamarack. Register … Continue reading ADV: Dragonfly Monitor Training – June 3rd –

ADV – 2nd Annual ‘Bemidji Bird City Celebration’

To be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Cameron Park in Bemidji. Featuring key-note Dr. Bruce Carlson 1:00pm Bruce Carlson, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He was a faculty member and later Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. An avid fisherman and former fisheries biologist, he … Continue reading ADV – 2nd Annual ‘Bemidji Bird City Celebration’

IT – Instructor Institute – FORTIFY Knowledge, Action, Habitats – Mankato – August 9-10

In a rare confluence of funding and opportunity, you don’t want to miss this hands on, engaging, indoor/outdoor workshop designed especially for those who teach about invasive species in any capacity. This is your chance to fortify your technical knowledge and gain teaching resources to help you spread awareness about the impacts of invasive species. … Continue reading IT – Instructor Institute – FORTIFY Knowledge, Action, Habitats – Mankato – August 9-10

ADV – Food Forest and Productive Riparian Buffer – Tour and Planting – Luverne – June 2nd

The concept of a Food Forest is a community supported planting, designed to produce fruit and food produce that benefit families. A food forest focuses on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and self-seeding annuals. A public Food Forest was planted in Luverne, MN on April 26-28, 2018. Volunteers planted over 97 plants including: Juneberry, elderberry, aronia … Continue reading ADV – Food Forest and Productive Riparian Buffer – Tour and Planting – Luverne – June 2nd

VOL – Wasp Watchers field training and beetle blitz – Nisswa – July 22nd or 23rd

Master Naturalists are invited to attend a Wasp Watchers field training and beetle blitz in mid July.  Wasp Watchers is a citizen science project that engages volunteers in the biosurveillance of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  A native, stingless, ground-nesting wasp called the smoky winged beetle bandit (Cerceris fumipennis) hunts for wood boring beetles including EAB.  … Continue reading VOL – Wasp Watchers field training and beetle blitz – Nisswa – July 22nd or 23rd