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

International Water Institute – June Newsletter

International Water Institute Our mission: To foster watershed stewardship through leadership in decision support, environmental monitoring, and educational programming. Watershed Education The International Water Institute utilizes a cross-curricular approach to watershed science utilizing the “4 C’s”: CHALLENGING participants to collect and think critically about scientific data CREATING a sense of responsibility and stewardship for local waterways … Continue reading International Water Institute – June Newsletter

VOL: MN state fair invasive species

Volunteer at the invasive species display at the DNR building at the State Fair. This year there are three types of jobs available (each title is also link to a more detailed description and the site where you can sign up): Staff the invasive species display o   Talk with visitors about the impacts of invasive species … Continue reading VOL: MN state fair invasive species

Tour Native and Sustainable Yards

Wild Ones Twin Cities - Summer Tours of Native and Sustainable Yards: Two different tours for folks concerned about water management and quality, and the pursuit of ecological health via natural gardens and landscapes. Saturday June 30 Sustainable Yard and Home Tour 
 - Definitely come to be inspired ! Date: Saturday June 30 - … Continue reading Tour Native and Sustainable Yards

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

VOL: 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations – July 7th

Once again, Minnesota Sea Grant is coordinating Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (SAH!) outreach for the 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations around the state -- our tenth year participating in the event. We'd like to thank all those who helped out with previous years and welcome those being contacted for … Continue reading VOL: 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations – July 7th

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ EXPERT SESSION on FRIDAY JUNE 22, 2018 Are you an expert in field identification of plants, insects or birds? Then WE WANT YOU! Work with other experts, in partnership with Maplewood Nature Center and Great River Greening, at our first Fish Creek Bioblitz. Help us identify, record and generate a species list. … Continue reading FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

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

ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

Spend a glorious fall weekend (September 28th- 30th) in the company of fellow nature geeks! Expect a weekend of laughter, learning, and beauty with one of our hand-chosen instructors. Each has a passion for their topic, and loves to share what they know with like-minded, curious folks.  Wolf Ridge is spectacular in the fall, and the company will be … Continue reading ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals

Make plans now to attend one of the two (or both!) Aqua Chautauqua Festivals this year! Modeled after the Chautauquas of the old days, these outdoor events blend science, art, and history in ways to engage and educate attendees about Minnesota's rich water resources. This year's focus is on the Otter Tail River Watershed, and … Continue reading VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals