News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

New carp-killing virus discovered in Minnesota for the first time Researchers from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center recently confirmed the presence of Carp Edema Virus (CEV) in Minnesota waters, the first time it has been recorded in wild fish in the state. Researchers are paying close attention to this virus, and considering its … Continue reading News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Matter curriculum. Learn about resources … Continue reading International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

Coming in July, an amazing opportunity for any Master Naturalists who are interested in learning more about Odonada or participating in survey research.  The Minnesota Dragonfly Society (MDS) is excited to host the 2018 DSA meeting and showcase Minnesota’s 150 species of odonates! Minnesota’s North Woods offers some of the best intact peatlands in the … Continue reading 2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

ADV – EE & STEM Workshop – McIntosh, MN – April 25th

Master Naturalist needed to be part of helping to Build an Environmental Education (EE) & STEM Network in Northwest MN Mark Your Calendar! April 25, 2018 10am – 2pm McIntosh MN Community Center Be part of a groundbreaking effort to renew & strengthen the EE/STEM (Environmental Education & Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Network for Northwest … Continue reading ADV – EE & STEM Workshop – McIntosh, MN – April 25th

VOL – Become an AIS Detector

Taking the plunge to fight aquatic invaders Cecilia Riedman and Stephen Long want to keep their lake healthy and free of zebra mussels and other invaders that crowd out native species, but they also care beyond their own waters. So they applied, together, to volunteer as Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors.  For more details of their involvement, … Continue reading VOL – Become an AIS Detector

VOL – Dakota County Parks – Dragonfly project

Dakota County Parks Natural Resources team conducts restoration work, wildlife surveys, vegetation surveys, and more. The team is also very invested in volunteer stewardship and citizen science initiatives. This summer we are starting a new program – dragonfly surveys at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, in Eagan. This is an ongoing opportunity, which means we are … Continue reading VOL – Dakota County Parks – Dragonfly project

ADV – Bee and Butterfly Plant Workshop

Are you interested in learning how researchers from U. S. Geological Survey, University of Minnesota, and Monarch Joint Venture monitor vegetation, bees and butterflies in tallgrass prairie?  If yes, please see the attached flier with details for a workshop June 27-28, immediately following the MN DNR Native Plant ID and Management Course at Seven Sisters … Continue reading ADV – Bee and Butterfly Plant Workshop

VOL – Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID)

White-tailed deer can have a significant impact on the vegetation in local woodlands. Help the University of Minnesota Extension pilot an innovative new citizen science project to monitor how deer impact Minnesota's forest. Join us for a half day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours). The AVID program will instruct and train volunteers on … Continue reading VOL – Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID)

ADV – AIS Detector Workshops for MNats

Wanted: Master Naturalist to assist in detecting Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Minnesota Lakes. Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) is offering six course locations to prepare Minnesota Master Naturalist for the extremely important task of protecting Minnesota Lake. This in-person workshop is offered as part of the AIS Detectors course. At the workshop, … Continue reading ADV – AIS Detector Workshops for MNats

ADV – Leave No Trace Master Educator – May 16-20 – Wolf Ridge

Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in wild places. Within the rich ecosystems of our public lands, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Your course will begin in an indoor classroom where you will learn and discuss the history of the Leave No Trace program, receive … Continue reading ADV – Leave No Trace Master Educator – May 16-20 – Wolf Ridge