NSF-funded citizen science project

Greetings Fellow Educators, Citizen Scientists and Bird and Lepidoptera Enthusiasts! Spring is around the corner, and with it comes leaf-out, caterpillars and other arthropods, and birds to eat them. I’m writing to share information about an exciting new NSF-funded citizen science project that involves all of these things called Caterpillars Count!  (https://caterpillarscount. unc.edu) We are … Continue reading NSF-funded citizen science project

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – February 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from noon to 1:00pm Fires play an outsized role in shaping plant communities, but the effects of fires on plant communities are often highly variable.  This presentation will focus on how the seasonal timing of fire influences fire behavior and in turn how fire effects and phenology interact to influence forest … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – February 2018

Prescribed fire workshop – Northfield – March 31st

Prescribed Burning on Private Lands - A workshop to familiarize landowners and volunteers with prescribed burning in grasslands Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield, MN Topics: • History of fire in the MN landscape • Role of fire in habitat management • Burn planning • … Continue reading Prescribed fire workshop – Northfield – March 31st

Managing Oak Woodlands for Wildlife – Feb. 22, 2018 – Rogers

Oak woodlands provide valuable wildlife habitat and are an important economic species across Minnesota. This free workshop will cover how to manage oak woodlands to create wildlife habitat for game and non-game species. It will also cover steps to monitor the health of your oak woodland. This two-hour program will cover: ·         How to manage oak … Continue reading Managing Oak Woodlands for Wildlife – Feb. 22, 2018 – Rogers

National Park Service VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS (VIP) UPDATE – February 2018

IN THIS NEWSLETTER     February brings a few opportunities to get outside and help with habitat restoration and ice fishing events while snow is still on the ground. If you choose to volunteer for these events please make sure to dress for winter conditions. A big need for volunteers this month are individuals to help … Continue reading National Park Service VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS (VIP) UPDATE – February 2018

2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference – Sandstone – February 28th

The 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference is less than a month away! Please consider attending and share with your networks and anyone else who may be interested.    The 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference is less than a month away! Wisconsin and Minnesota foresters, land managers, loggers, natural resource professionals and landowners interested in forest management and maintaining healthy … Continue reading 2018 St. Croix Forestry Conference – Sandstone – February 28th

Volunteer – SnapshotSafari

When it comes to wildlife monitoring, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. That's why the Zooniverse and the University of Minnesota Lion Center is launching a new citizen science project called SnapshotSafari, building on the successful model of its original project, Snapshot Serengeti.  SnapshotSafari is a network of camera trap grids deployed … Continue reading Volunteer – SnapshotSafari

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER – February 2018

While teachers incorporate the voices of Black Americans throughout the year, February is a special month to feature the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans. At MNHS, we have a variety of great resources that do just that. Check out our Setting the Stage for Civil Rights primary source packet or have students read about … Continue reading MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER – February 2018

SMARTPHONE BIRDING – Maplewood – March 5th

Smart phones have changed birding. You can take out multiple field guides, get real time bird reports and take incredible photos and videos of your favorite birds. This program gives you the latest information on how to maximize your phone for birding. Sharon Stiteler, in addition to her day job with the National Park Service, … Continue reading SMARTPHONE BIRDING – Maplewood – March 5th