iNaturalist training – March 8th – Minnetonka

Master Naturalist Volunteer Open House and iNaturalist.org Training! March 8th at the Master Naturalist Volunteer chapter meeting you can learn about the Master Naturalist Volunteer program, share your favorite nature story or item, and/or learn how to use iNaturalist.org to report your nature observations for the upcoming 2018 City Nature Challenge! Bring your camera, smartphone … Continue reading iNaturalist training – March 8th – Minnetonka

National Park Service VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS (VIP) UPDATE February 2018

National Park Service VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS (VIP) UPDATE --- February 2018 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105, Saint Paul, MN 55101 February brings a few opportunities to get outside and help with habitat restoration and ice fishing events while snow is still on the ground. If you choose to volunteer for these … Continue reading National Park Service VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS (VIP) UPDATE February 2018

Part Time River Educator positions

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area seeks experienced teachers to facilitate programs for K-12 students in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. River Educators will facilitate student experiences in this national park through exploration of natural and historical resources in a setting that provokes thought, inspires wonder, and ignites understanding - the Mississippi River! Spanning … Continue reading Part Time River Educator positions

Extensive list of OnGoing Volunteer/Training Opportunities

Are you looking for volunteer or training opportunities? Located in the right sidebar of this Minnesota Master Naturalist website is a huge list of a variety of OnGoing Volunteer and Training Opportunities. Many other activities are listed in the online events calendar - the calendar can be viewed by selecting the Events tab in the … Continue reading Extensive list of OnGoing Volunteer/Training Opportunities

NSF-funded citizen science project

Greetings Fellow Educators, Citizen Scientists and Bird and Lepidoptera Enthusiasts! Spring is around the corner, and with it comes leaf-out, caterpillars and other arthropods, and birds to eat them. I’m writing to share information about an exciting new NSF-funded citizen science project that involves all of these things called Caterpillars Count!  (https://caterpillarscount. unc.edu) We are … Continue reading NSF-funded citizen science project

Prescribed fire workshop – Northfield – March 31st

Prescribed Burning on Private Lands - A workshop to familiarize landowners and volunteers with prescribed burning in grasslands Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield, MN Topics: • History of fire in the MN landscape • Role of fire in habitat management • Burn planning • … Continue reading Prescribed fire workshop – Northfield – March 31st

Managing Oak Woodlands for Wildlife – Feb. 22, 2018 – Rogers

Oak woodlands provide valuable wildlife habitat and are an important economic species across Minnesota. This free workshop will cover how to manage oak woodlands to create wildlife habitat for game and non-game species. It will also cover steps to monitor the health of your oak woodland. This two-hour program will cover: ·         How to manage oak … Continue reading Managing Oak Woodlands for Wildlife – Feb. 22, 2018 – Rogers

2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference – Sandstone – February 28th

The 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference is less than a month away! Please consider attending and share with your networks and anyone else who may be interested.    The 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference is less than a month away! Wisconsin and Minnesota foresters, land managers, loggers, natural resource professionals and landowners interested in forest management and maintaining healthy … Continue reading 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference – Sandstone – February 28th

Volunteer – SnapshotSafari

When it comes to wildlife monitoring, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. That's why the Zooniverse and the University of Minnesota Lion Center is launching a new citizen science project called SnapshotSafari, building on the successful model of its original project, Snapshot Serengeti.  SnapshotSafari is a network of camera trap grids deployed … Continue reading Volunteer – SnapshotSafari