Newsletter: MAISRC – 2021 Research Projects

Upcoming 2021 MAISRC research projects: We are excited to announce new MAISRC research projects that will be starting in 2021! These projects were selected as part of a competitive proposal process following a comprehensive research needs assessment. The results of these projects will improve our ability to detect, prevent, and manage aquatic invasive species throughout Minnesota.For … Continue reading Newsletter: MAISRC – 2021 Research Projects

VOL: Ecology Science Fair, virtual – January 30, 2021

The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology. This year's Fair will be held 100% virtually, utilizing an online platform called zFairs, on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  As a volunteer in the Ecology Science Fair, where you will be a monitor in a virtual interview room alongside a judge. Monitors serve a very … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair, virtual – January 30, 2021

ADV: World Fish Migration Day – Oct. 22nd

Do you value our rivers and waters in North America? Learn from leaders in the field of river restoration and fish passage from across North America including Plymouth town leaders, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Fisheries, and the World Fish Migration Foundation as North America celebrates World Fish Migration Day with a free, two-part webinar on … Continue reading ADV: World Fish Migration Day – Oct. 22nd

ZOOM Meeting: Exploring Bats of the Midwest – Oct. 27th

Exploring Bats of the Midwest Researcher/Professor from Iowa - Russ Benedict has graciously offered to give a presentation about bats on October 27 at 7 pm via Zoom. How well do you know the bats of the Midwest? Let’s put your knowledge to the test:  How many species of bats are there in Minnesota?  Which are … Continue reading ZOOM Meeting: Exploring Bats of the Midwest – Oct. 27th

VOL: Minnesota Salt Watcher

Join Minnesota Salt Watch - a great socially distant citizen science project! Become a Salt Watcher!  Winter is right around the corner, and there's always the potential for an early snowstorm to catch us off guard. With snowfall, salt application can be expected! Excessive salt and other de-icers applied to roads, parking lots, and sidewalks … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota Salt Watcher

VOL: Prairie Seed Collection – Oct. 26th and 30th

NEEDED: 20 volunteers to assist with prairie seed collecting, by hand, at Frontenac State Park on Monday, October 26 from 10 am – 2 pm and Friday, October 30 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Please let me know if you are interested and what date works for you and I can send more details. … Continue reading VOL: Prairie Seed Collection – Oct. 26th and 30th

Newsletter: Friends of Sax Zim Bog

This is a unique fundraiser, we are hoping you, our Bog Buddies, can help us find artists who are willing to donate a “tiny canvas” of bird art.And since our annual Boreal Wings Gala will likely be in spring 2021 (stay tuned for details), we will have our Tiny Bird Auction entirely online.These original works … Continue reading Newsletter: Friends of Sax Zim Bog

ADV/VOL: Offal Wildlife Watching Project

Firearm deer hunting season is quickly approaching and we are continuing the Offal Wildlife Watching Project for a third season! We are quickly going through images from the past two years and will be able to provide some preliminary results to you in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, we would like to invite you … Continue reading ADV/VOL: Offal Wildlife Watching Project

Conservation Sciences Seminars: Oct. 23rd and Oct. 30th

October 23, 2020 at 12:00-1:00pm CST For more information about other topics in the Conservation Science Seminar Series, please visit: CSSS Engaging with anti-racism work in higher educationJody Gray, UMN College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusionhttps://umn.zoom.us/j/96625680461 October 30, 2020 at 12:00-1:00pm CST The Archaeobiology of Bears and Bear … Continue reading Conservation Sciences Seminars: Oct. 23rd and Oct. 30th

Webinar-AIS: Boater Data & Invasive Mussels – Oct. 28th

Using Boater Data to Inform Risk ModelsInvasive Mussel Collaborative WebinarWednesday, October 28th; 10-11:30 amThe Invasive Mussel Collaborative is hosting a webinar to discuss the development of invasive mussel risk models informed by watercraft inspection and boater movement data. This webinar will feature the ARMOR model, built in New York to streamline the process of boat … Continue reading Webinar-AIS: Boater Data & Invasive Mussels – Oct. 28th

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Fall 2020

New Hiking Trail Loops at Coldwater Spring These new trail loop descriptions from the National Park Service are practically poetic! Let them whisk you away to a serene naturescape, then whisk yourself away to Coldwater Spring to experience them in person! Explore tallgrass prairie and the historic springhouse on the Baltimore Oriole Loop, oak woodland … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Fall 2020

Survey: Extension Forestry Team

We want your feedback on futureExtension forestry programs The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry Team is interested in learning what you value about trees and woodlands. We’ve developed a survey about your interests and it should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete. Completing this survey will help University of Minnesota Extension to … Continue reading Survey: Extension Forestry Team