Activities at Maplewood Nature Center – summer 2019

What can you do at Maplewood Nature Center? A popular spot for hikers, families, and all kinds of groups, Maplewood Nature Center is the gateway to, and one of, 14 Neighborhood Preserves. Here, you will find a Visitor Center with live snakes and salamanders, and 1.5 miles of hiking trails that wind through wetlands and … Continue reading Activities at Maplewood Nature Center – summer 2019

VOL: Sibley State Park – June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd

Want to make a difference through volunteering? Come to Sibley State Park located at: 800 Sibley Park Road Northeast in New London, MN 56273 Join the park naturalist once a month during the summer for a three part series. Each month will take an hour to contribute to park, either pulling an invasive species, picking … Continue reading VOL: Sibley State Park – June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd

VOL: Big Stone Lake State Park – June 22nd

Spring has Sprung!  Calling all Prairie Nerds!!!  We need you! CURE and Landstewardship Project are hosting our 4th Tallgrass Prairie BioBlitz on Saturday, June 22nd at Big Stone Lake State Park and surrounding areas. We are looking for individuals to lead surveys and the possibilities are endless - it there is something you are particularly … Continue reading VOL: Big Stone Lake State Park – June 22nd

ADV: River Ecology Workshop – Leverne – Sept. 9-13

Restoring River Ecosystems: Design & Application: This special offer workshop is a condensed 5-day adaptation of two advanced workshops - River Restoration: Design & Application and Restoration Solutions in Fragmented River Ecosystems. This course will incorporate principles, methods, and tools for holistic stream restoration using natural materials and designs, with an emphasis on re-establishing both … Continue reading ADV: River Ecology Workshop – Leverne – Sept. 9-13

ADV: EmpowerU Training – summer 2019

Participants will learn skills needed to share information with decision makers, give input on policies and plans, and be an active voice in land management around invasive species. This course is designed as a “flipped classroom” for woodland and shoreline owners, master volunteers, and natural resources professionals. You will complete approximately 8 hours of self-paced learning … Continue reading ADV: EmpowerU Training – summer 2019

ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

Open to all who teach children including licensed teachers, teachers in training, home school educators, naturalists, non-formal educators, park rangers, volunteers, and Friends members! Working together as a team, we explore the many ways to use an outdoor classroom to enhance and strengthen a child’s education. The workshop is held in conjunction with the Summer Explorers … Continue reading ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

ADV: Raptor Lab’s Outdoor Investigator – June 22nd, and 29th.

Using Nature to spark student Investigations Attend this FREE workshop to learn new ways to help students: “use their own understanding to investigate the natural world through the practices of science inquiry.” These FREE workshops will cover … Outdoor Education strategies for working with 4th-10th grade students Using Raptor Lab’s FREE Outdoor Investigator on-line module … Continue reading ADV: Raptor Lab’s Outdoor Investigator – June 22nd, and 29th.

VOL and ADV opportunities – June 2019

Check out the Minnesota Master Naturalist Events Calendar to view the huge variety of both volunteer and advanced training opportunities available in June. The calendar contains a location map and information for each event. Use the scroll function on the Agenda Format calendar to display more opportunities. Agenda Format: Month Format:  Note: Always confirm the … Continue reading VOL and ADV opportunities – June 2019

ADV: Master Woodland Owner Course Schedule – June

Landowners in central Minnesota have a great opportunity to join Extension's newest Master Woodland Owner class. Starting in June, the Avon Hills class is specifically designed for woodland owners who are interested in fostering their woodland for the future. Registration is open now, and the course fee includes a site visit to your woodland by … Continue reading ADV: Master Woodland Owner Course Schedule – June