Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Hello from the Extension Forestry Team! We hope you're enjoying the great spring weather in Minnesota. Maybe you're spending time walking your woods, enjoying the start to fishing season, or catching the flowers and trees in bloom. The month's newsletter is all about change. Whether it's entering a contest to see how much carbon your … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Virtual Events from River Bend Nature Center!

River Bend Nature Center is now hosting a variety of online programs for all ages. Some programs will be available on Facebook Live. Simply visit our Facebook page during the scheduled time to join us and interact in real time! If you are unable to join us during the program, a recording will be posted to … Continue reading Virtual Events from River Bend Nature Center!

ADV: AIS Management 101

AIS Detectors are very excited to announce that registration for AIS Management 101 is officially open! There's more good news! We are offering the course at a special discounted rate for 2020, so all participants will save $25 by joining the inaugural cohort of this course. AIS Management 101 is designed to help lake shore … Continue reading ADV: AIS Management 101

Digital Volunteer: Record Phenology with Nature’s Notebook

Nature's Notebook: Volunteer to Record phenology observations in your local area. Why Observe? Have fun outdoors Where you observe is up to you. Participating is an exciting way to experience your favorite trail, neighborhood park or even your own backyard. Deepen your connection with nature Going outside to look at plants or animals up-close will … Continue reading Digital Volunteer: Record Phenology with Nature’s Notebook

Digital Volunteer Opportunities -wide range

There is a wide range of Digital Volunteer opportunities available. Below is a list of projects that may be of interest to Minnesota Master Naturalist. VOL: Digital Volunteer – Minnesota Projects VOL: Digital Volunteer – Points of Light VOL: Digital Volunteer – Smithsonian VOL: Monitor Climate Change VOL: Use iNaturalist to contribute to biodiversity science. … Continue reading Digital Volunteer Opportunities -wide range

Newsletter: Minnesota Water Resources Center – Spring 2020

Features WRC recognized for ‘outstanding’ work by USGS The University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center (WRC) was recognized by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as operating at an outstanding level. Specifically, the WRC was lauded for its diversity of chosen water projects, collaborations with other institutions and agencies, student support through grants, real-world impact … Continue reading Newsletter: Minnesota Water Resources Center – Spring 2020

Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – May 2020

Our Vision The silence of a tranquil, snowy wood, punctuated only by the swish of gliding skis, the delighted squeal of school children imagining what a deer looks like after seeing its tracks embedded in the soft mud, a forest awash in the glorious colors of autumn that frames the walk of solitary hikers, the gurgling sounds of the Root River as it rushes past a child and … Continue reading Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – May 2020

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2020

Spring is here and the Park is busier than ever - the parking lot is nearly overflowing on really nice days. Unfortunately the nature center cannot be open due to the danger of spreading COVID-19. Our annual Spring for Nature fundraising dinner, on which we depend for much of our programming expenses, had to be … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2020

ADV: Owl Chats – International Owl Center – May 14th

Join us for free online Owl Chats We are going to test the waters with some free online Owl Chats using the Zoom platform. Anyone can join these informal talks, and each chat will have a specific topic. We'll use our real wing, feather, foot, skull, and other specimens in the chats (rather than PowerPoints … Continue reading ADV: Owl Chats – International Owl Center – May 14th

The Old Naturalist – Nature School

Full speed ahead at Nature School – buckle your seat belt: a. We continue to build on our experiences from the four previous weeks by looking for new Signs of Spring. b. Biologist Heather Holm shares the research she is doing right now in the Twin Cities. c. This week’s Twenty Minute Hike is called … Continue reading The Old Naturalist – Nature School