Award for AIS Detector Program

  In September, the AIS Detectors Program was recognized by University of Minnesota Extension with the 2019 Dean's Award for Distinguished Team. This award celebrates the effort that the AIS Detectors team has put in to develop educational programming, conduct outreach and education across Minnesota, foster partnerships with organizations including MN DNR and Sea Grant, … Continue reading Award for AIS Detector Program

“Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Hello, Minnesota Master Naturalist Staff,  As you may have heard, after 50 years of excellence and hands-on-nature-experience for thousands of students, the award-winning Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center is closing on December 31, 2019.  The closing of the Warner is devastating and leaves many connected parties (i.e staff, teachers, students, volunteers, etc.) feeling lost and … Continue reading “Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

The 23rd UMN Extension Ecology Science Fair will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the St. Paul Student Center (note the change in date and location!). Are you available to volunteer your talents and time to help make the Ecology Science Fair the phenomenal success it is? Please complete this brief Volunteer Form to … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

MyMinnesotaWoods – fall 2019 newsletter

Hello from the Extension forestry team! We've still got fall color on our minds, especially now that peak color is creeping across the state. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the MNDNR's Fall Color Finder to keep tabs on those changing leaves and make sure you don't miss peak colors near you. … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods – fall 2019 newsletter

Statewide Star Party: Nov. 8th-11th

Picture this: Thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum invites you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. Help us continue celebrating the Apollo 50th … Continue reading Statewide Star Party: Nov. 8th-11th

Cedar Creek – Fall 2019 newsletter

In this Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve newsletter, you'll find updates on aquatic research, education program growth and our artists in residence program. You'll also get to read about astronomy and trail cameras and opportunities to support work taking place onsite. And of course, we've got lots of upcoming events to give you the chance … Continue reading Cedar Creek – Fall 2019 newsletter

Community Summit – North Branch – Sept. 22nd

People across Minnesota are coming together in their communities to work on the good fight for a livable planet. We are planning Community Summits for Sunday, September 22, 2019 that will focus on what we can do locally. These Minnesota summits will coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City on … Continue reading Community Summit – North Branch – Sept. 22nd

Project Get Outdoors Newsletter – Fall 2019

This year we have been working steady to fulfill the activity requirements for our Get Outdoors After School project funded by the MN Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (MN ENRTF). Through this project we were able to make many new friends across the state and create new partnerships with amazing organizations working hard every … Continue reading Project Get Outdoors Newsletter – Fall 2019

Maplewood Nature Center 40th celebration – Sept. 21st

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1:00PM-3:30PM Help us Celebrate FORTY years on Green Heron Pond! Bring the whole family to enjoy all the festivities including folk music, crafts, games, cake, face-painting and tastes of freshly pressed apple juice all while enjoying a shadow puppet show “Waterways … Continue reading Maplewood Nature Center 40th celebration – Sept. 21st

VOL: CISMA Volunteer Opportunities – Duluth – Sept. 21st – canceled

Due to the wet weather creating unsuitable field conditions, we have decided to cancel this event.  CISMA Tabling for SFA Harvest Fest and Chester Bowl Fall Fest We are looking for tabling volunteers and help at our Stewardship Work Party this September.   Tabling events:  Chester Bowl Fall Fest: 9/21/19 Sign Up Here Stewardship Work Party: … Continue reading VOL: CISMA Volunteer Opportunities – Duluth – Sept. 21st – canceled