Ongoing Great Things To Learn/Do with Great Organizations – volunteer and/or training opportunities:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum:
- Free admission to on the third Monday of the month! http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/
- How to Become a Volunteer at the Minnesota Landscape: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/ how_to_volunteer.aspx
Audubon Minnesota: http://mn.audubon.org/ announces new citizen science program on the effect of climate change on birds: http://www.audubon.org/news/ audubon-volunteers-are- counting-bluebirds-and- nuthatches-better-understand
Ongoing: MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge: Bird watching, photo hike, nature film fests. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/ Minnesota_Valley/Events.html
Ongoing: MN Tracking Club: http://www.mntracking.org/
Ongoing: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project through the U of M Monarch Lab: http://www.mlmp.org/
MN River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC): Bird watching, field trips, presentations. http://mrvac.org/
Ongoing: Becoming an Outdoors Woman 2018 calendar of events: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ education/bow/calendar.html
Ongoing : Bringing Back Native Thistles webinar from Xerxes Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Free. Xerxes also provides a downloadable PDF, Native Thistles: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide with a brief chapter on identification! http://www. conservationwebinars.net/ webinars/native-thistles- important-and-misunderstood- plants-for-conservation
The Raptor Center launches Raptor Academy online! Also free self-study online courses.https://www.raptor.umn.edu/ raptor-academy
Bees and Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holm. Articles, info, upcoming talks by Heather at http://www. pollinatorsnativeplants.com/
Dragonfly Conservation Webinar by Migratory Dragonfly Partnership. Free. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=v1LiBs8lgFs&feature=youtu.be.
Minnesota Native Plant Society: www.mnnps.org; meetings, lectures, annual seed exchange.
Wild Ones, a native plant garden and landscape group: http://www.wildonestwincities. org/ ; presentations, plant sales.
The Nature Conservancy Minnesota: http://www.nature.org/ ourinitiatives/regions/ northamerica/unitedstates/ minnesota/index.htm
Humming for Bees offers information and resources to protect bees at: http://www.hummingforbees.org/ index.htm
Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online, searchable database of birds, mammals, fishes, plants, and fungi in the Bell Museum collections! http://bellatlas.umn.edu/