Award for AIS Detector Program

  In September, the AIS Detectors Program was recognized by University of Minnesota Extension with the 2019 Dean's Award for Distinguished Team. This award celebrates the effort that the AIS Detectors team has put in to develop educational programming, conduct outreach and education across Minnesota, foster partnerships with organizations including MN DNR and Sea Grant, … Continue reading Award for AIS Detector Program

“Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Hello, Minnesota Master Naturalist Staff,  As you may have heard, after 50 years of excellence and hands-on-nature-experience for thousands of students, the award-winning Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center is closing on December 31, 2019.  The closing of the Warner is devastating and leaves many connected parties (i.e staff, teachers, students, volunteers, etc.) feeling lost and … Continue reading “Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

The 23rd UMN Extension Ecology Science Fair will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the St. Paul Student Center (note the change in date and location!). Are you available to volunteer your talents and time to help make the Ecology Science Fair the phenomenal success it is? Please complete this brief Volunteer Form to … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County

Anoka County Wildlife Management Partners: Please sign up on the Doodle Poll if you are interested in conducting invasive species surveys for ~ half a day. https://doodle.com/poll/dzg7676uvk9efcaw We will meet at the Bunker Hills Activity Center and carpool/ caravan from there. 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304 The goal is to survey spotted … Continue reading Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County

MyMinnesotaWoods – fall 2019 newsletter

Hello from the Extension forestry team! We've still got fall color on our minds, especially now that peak color is creeping across the state. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the MNDNR's Fall Color Finder to keep tabs on those changing leaves and make sure you don't miss peak colors near you. … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods – fall 2019 newsletter

Statewide Star Party: Nov. 8th-11th

Picture this: Thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum invites you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. Help us continue celebrating the Apollo 50th … Continue reading Statewide Star Party: Nov. 8th-11th

ADV: Webinar – Starry Stonewort

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM Minnesota AIS Detectors  will be hosting Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center graduate student, Carli Wagner, during this FREE webinar to discuss her recent research on one of Minnesota's newest (and least understood) aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort. Read more about her … Continue reading ADV: Webinar – Starry Stonewort

VOL: NPS – Fall 2019 newsletter

National Park Service & Mississippi Park Connection Volunteers-in-Parks Field trip season is underway! There are no shortage of opportunities to help out with education programs including Big River Journey, Journey to the Falls, and/or Take Me to the River. If you would like to help with something other than field trips, we have fishing, birding … Continue reading VOL: NPS – Fall 2019 newsletter

ADV: Webinar – Starry Stonewort

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM Minnesota AIS Detectors  will be hosting Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center graduate student, Carli Wagner, during this FREE webinar to discuss her recent research on one of Minnesota's newest (and least understood) aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort. Read more about her … Continue reading ADV: Webinar – Starry Stonewort