News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

New carp-killing virus discovered in Minnesota for the first time Researchers from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center recently confirmed the presence of Carp Edema Virus (CEV) in Minnesota waters, the first time it has been recorded in wild fish in the state. Researchers are paying close attention to this virus, and considering its … Continue reading News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Matter curriculum. Learn about resources … Continue reading International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

VOL – 26th Annual River Quest – Duluth

Spring has sprung and that means that 26th Annual River Quest is just around the corner! It's May 14-17. If you're not aware or participated in the past, it is an educational event for Duluth-Superior 6th graders who travel through educational stations aboard the Vista Star and DECC's South Pioneer Hall. Carrying passports, they learn … Continue reading VOL – 26th Annual River Quest – Duluth

Take on the City Nature Challenge! – April 27-30

City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition with 60+ cities around the world to see who can observe the most nature on one weekend: April 27-30, 2018 using the iNaturalist app. Organizations around the Minneapolis/St Paul area are hosting events, and some need volunteer assistance! Ways to participate: - Go out and make some iNaturalist … Continue reading Take on the City Nature Challenge! – April 27-30

2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

Coming in July, an amazing opportunity for any Master Naturalists who are interested in learning more about Odonada or participating in survey research.  The Minnesota Dragonfly Society (MDS) is excited to host the 2018 DSA meeting and showcase Minnesota’s 150 species of odonates! Minnesota’s North Woods offers some of the best intact peatlands in the … Continue reading 2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

VOL – Sally Manzara Nature Center – Lake Elmo – June 2nd

Seeking Master Naturalists to host an interpretive station at the Grand Opening of the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center at Sunfish Lake Park in Lake Elmo (near Stillwater, MN). Master Naturalists to host an interpretive station from 11am-2pm on Saturday, June 2nd. We have materials for a basic station on these topics, but are also … Continue reading VOL – Sally Manzara Nature Center – Lake Elmo – June 2nd

VOL: UPDATE – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 9th – 12th

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the volunteer dates have been changed for the Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Sale Sorting/Pick-up event. Volunteers of Master Gardeners, Master Naturalist, Central Lakes College students, High school students and other volunteers are need to help sort out plants, bareroot shrubs and trees for orders or when … Continue reading VOL: UPDATE – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 9th – 12th

VOL – Food Forest Planting – Luverne – April 26-28

We're planting another public food forest in Luverne, MN! Plenty of jobs will be available including digging, planting, mulching, hauling mulch, watering, staking, and installing animal protection fencing. We will need: * Shovels/spades -- Bring any that you have! * Wheelbarrows * Pitchforks and large shovels for moving mulch. Plastic snow shovels work the absolute … Continue reading VOL – Food Forest Planting – Luverne – April 26-28

VOL – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 1st-5th

Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District --- Tree Sale Sorting/Pick-up event usually consists of Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Central Lakes College, Highschool students and other volunteers to help us sort out plants, bareroot shrubs and trees for orders or when people are arriving to pick-up helping to carry the orders etc. Come for a … Continue reading VOL – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 1st-5th