ADV: Extension faculty holiday reading suggestions

Extension top 10 team Picks for Holiday reading: Native Orchids of Minnesota By Welby Smith Though often considered exotic and rare, orchids can be found across climates and continents—and Minnesota is no exception, with forty-nine wild orchids. Native Orchids of Minnesota features detailed drawings and color photographs that make reliable identification practical even for beginners—a guide and a … Continue reading ADV: Extension faculty holiday reading suggestions

Updated Events Calendar for 2019

New introductory classes, training, volunteer and advanced course opportunities for 2019 are now being added to the Minnesota Master Naturalist Calendar. We have updated the page to include both an Agenda and a Month format of the calendar.  Select an event to view more details about the event and, in some cases, a map with … Continue reading Updated Events Calendar for 2019

President’s Environmental Youth Award

Your project - or one you are sponsoring - could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants from all 50 states and U.S. territories are eligible to compete for a regional … Continue reading President’s Environmental Youth Award

VOL: Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center – Duluth

HELP US MAKE WREATHS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE CUT WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR BOTH 11/26 and 11/29:  making wreaths to sell at the annual tree cut held 12/1. Come for a couple of hours or stay all day. If you like the smell of fresh Balsam this is the volunteer … Continue reading VOL: Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center – Duluth

MyMinnesota Woods – newletter – Nov. 2018

Upcoming webinar: Forest inventory with LiDAR Natural resource managers are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies for a less expensive and robust forest inventory. In northern Minnesota, a high-density LiDAR-derived forest inventory project is underway across multiple ownerships. This webinar will discuss the methods, accuracy, and costs in implementing high density LiDAR in forest resource assessments … Continue reading MyMinnesota Woods – newletter – Nov. 2018

Winter Activities at Boulder Lake ELC

There are a lot of fun and educational activities offer at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Below is a list of some of the events planned for the winter of 2018-2019 Community Events Wreath Making Tree Cut Night Ski and Snowshoe 25th Annual Boulder Birding Big Day Volunteering Opportunities Citizen Science Opportunities MN Master … Continue reading Winter Activities at Boulder Lake ELC

Cedar Creek – Fall 2018 Newsletter

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a University of Minnesota biological field station with many ecosystems and species found throughout the forests and grasslands of North America. Faculty, staff and students who work at Cedar Creek are dedicated to understanding how human activities, such as agriculture and fossil fuel combustion, are changing ecosystems. It's October … Continue reading Cedar Creek – Fall 2018 Newsletter

ADV-AIS: Advocating Invasive Species Management Course

University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a first-in-the-nation program to help woodland and shoreline owners, Master Naturalist volunteers, AIS Detectors and natural resources professionals grow their skills to meaningfully engage decisions makers about invasive species. Learn how to engage with decision makers in order to influence management decisions and stop the spread of invasive species … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Advocating Invasive Species Management Course

Last call! Get to know your city with the best walking tours in history…

MINNEAPOLIS • ST. PAUL --- LAST CALL FOR WALKING TOURS Before cold weather hits, there’s still time to go on one of our popular history walking tours. Grab your tickets now for a tour of St. Paul’s Summit Avenue, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite haunts, or the Minneapolis riverfront. For more information, please visit: Minnesota Historical … Continue reading Last call! Get to know your city with the best walking tours in history…

ADV: Lifelong learning newsletter – Bemidji

ADVENTURES IN LIFELONG LEARNING: Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self- sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability. Tuesday, October 9: “Dragonflies and Damselflies” Chris Tolman and Janet Nelson, Master … Continue reading ADV: Lifelong learning newsletter – Bemidji