USA-NPN: Citizen Scientists – Volunteers Needed

The USA-NPN invites citizen scientists to track the phenology of plants and animals through Nature's Notebook, an online plant and animal phenology monitoring program. By participating in phenology monitoring, you will develop a better understanding of nature, contribute to a national database used by scientists and resource managers, and have a lot of fun along … Continue reading USA-NPN: Citizen Scientists – Volunteers Needed

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Cohost Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth at Duluth Boat Show – Feb. 14-18 in Duluth

The 52nd Annual Duluth Boat Sport Travel and RV Show is right around the corner, February 14-18, 2018, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. http://www. minnesotasportshow.com/ Once again, MN Sea Grant has secured space for a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth and would like to invite you to co-host the booth with us.Those that volunteer will be offered … Continue reading Cohost Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth at Duluth Boat Show – Feb. 14-18 in Duluth

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference – call for abstracts

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) is a biennial conference. The Conference host organizations and organizing committees are pleased to join with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) to organize the largest invasive species conference in North America at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN - October 15-18, 2018. The goal … Continue reading Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference – call for abstracts

Register Now – FREE Citizen Science Webinar – Jan. 16, 2018

Description This will be a one-hour webinar presented via ZOOM. Instructions for connecting will be provided in the confirmation email. Description: Citizen science programs engage the public in scientific research. They have been demonstrated to increase our understanding of the natural world, to augment scientists’ ability to address certain types of questions, to expand the … Continue reading Register Now – FREE Citizen Science Webinar – Jan. 16, 2018

Cornell Lab of Ornithology News

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world contribute bird observations to the Cornell Lab each year, gathering data on a scale once unimaginable. Scientists use these data to determine how birds are affected by habitat loss, pollution, disease, and climate change. They trace bird migration and document long-term changes in bird numbers, creating species-specific … Continue reading Cornell Lab of Ornithology News

Monarch Butterfly Migration Art Shanty – Jan. 20 – Feb. 11 – Minneapolis

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has a unique opportunity for you to participate in an exciting local event that combines conservation education with art....the Monarch Butterfly Migration Art Shanty!  The Art Shanty Projects is a unique and truly Minnesotan event that starts with the traditional ice fishing house concept then adds local artists to create a whimsical winter … Continue reading Monarch Butterfly Migration Art Shanty – Jan. 20 – Feb. 11 – Minneapolis

Reminder: Enter 2017 Master Naturalist volunteer hours.

Enter your hours now!! There was an update on a University Server, over the weekend that made the MNat website unavailable. If you were not able to enter your hours, it is all working properly now. When entering hours, remember the categories: (and examples) Program support - anything that is done to keep an organization … Continue reading Reminder: Enter 2017 Master Naturalist volunteer hours.

Winter Buckthorn Burn, Lindstrom, February 10

Winter Buckthorn Burn Pre-registration is required: https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/2018-winter-buckthorn-burn/ Warm up this winter at our brushpile burning event at Allemansrätt Wilderness Park, where invasive buckthorn is the fuel! Volunteers will haul, stack, and burn piles of buckthorn bush from within this 125-acre city park that is home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lakeshore, diverse wildlife, unique … Continue reading Winter Buckthorn Burn, Lindstrom, February 10

Registration Open for 2018 NAI Heartland Regional Workshop – April 4-7, 2018 in Austin

2018 Heartland Region Workshop April 4-7, 2018 Austin, Minnesota  We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Heartland Region Workshop in Austin, Minnesota! Visit the workshop website to find the Registration packet and a link to register online for the workshop. Early registration ends on March 1, 2018. Regular registration … Continue reading Registration Open for 2018 NAI Heartland Regional Workshop – April 4-7, 2018 in Austin

Cedar Creek’s Bison Project – June 2, 2018 – East Bethel

Cedar Creek's long-running experiments on oak savanna restoration and management are getting a new addition in 2018 - bison! We are looking for a team of naturalists interested in staffing our new bison viewing gazebo on Saturdays during the growing season. We will provide you with training, information, handouts and savanna biofacts, and coordinate a … Continue reading Cedar Creek’s Bison Project – June 2, 2018 – East Bethel