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

Audubon Center Summer Camps

Attending summer camp can be one of the most unforgettable and transformative experiences in a child’s life. At camp, kids get to be creative; learn how to work together; overcome challenges that build confidence, courage, and resilience; and most of all, have fun in a supportive atmosphere.  All camps are different. Our summer camps have … Continue reading Audubon Center Summer Camps

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

Nature’s Notebook, USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

Happy 2018! We hope that as you turn a new leaf this year, you are met with budding opportunities and take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Ok, enough with the phenology puns already! Below, we share a summary of all that we accomplished together in 2017. We hope you will reflect on … Continue reading Nature’s Notebook, USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

Minnesota Native Plant Society’s 2018 Symposium: Old Growth Forests: Examining a Disappearing Landscape

OLD GROWTH FORESTS: EXAMINING A DISAPPEARING LANDSCAPE SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 CO-SPONSORED BY THE PLANT CONSERVATION PROGRAM AT THE MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM SPEAKERS AND TOPICS: 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:10 Welcome to the Symposium 9:10-9:30 Welcome to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Peter Moe, Director of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 9:30-10:20 Old-Growth Forests: What are They? … Continue reading Minnesota Native Plant Society’s 2018 Symposium: Old Growth Forests: Examining a Disappearing Landscape

STEM activities for kids at Minnesota Historical Society

STEM Family Day & more fun on the riverfront Ignite your children’s curiosity with a full day of activities and discoveries during STEM Family Day (Feb 24) and Women of Mill City Family Day (Mar 31) at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. Or explore the wonders of what was once the world’s largest flour mill … Continue reading STEM activities for kids at Minnesota Historical Society

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

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – February 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from noon to 1:00pm Fires play an outsized role in shaping plant communities, but the effects of fires on plant communities are often highly variable.  This presentation will focus on how the seasonal timing of fire influences fire behavior and in turn how fire effects and phenology interact to influence forest … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – February 2018

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