ADV-AIS: Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop – Sauk Rapids – July 25th

The ​Aquatic ​Plant ​Identification ​Workshop ​is ​being ​convened ​by ​Minnesota ​Department ​of ​Natural ​Resources ​in ​partnership ​with ​University ​of ​Minnesota ​Extension ​and ​the ​Minnesota ​Aquatic ​Invasive ​Species ​Research ​Center. ​This ​workshop ​is ​recommended ​for ​consultants ​in ​Minnesota ​who ​conduct ​aquatic ​plant ​surveys ​for ​hire, ​volunteers ​in ​the ​UMN ​AIS ​Detectors ​program, ​Minnesota ​Master ​Naturalists, ​county … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop – Sauk Rapids – July 25th

2019 Next-Generation Award

You know a next-generation leader who is making an incredible difference in the world. With just a quick nomination, you can help accelerate that leader’s career onto the national stage -- and beyond.  The prestigious NGen Leadership Award celebrates the accomplishments of visionary change-makers -- age 40 or under -- who have made a difference through … Continue reading 2019 Next-Generation Award

VOL: DNR Loon Monitor

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help monitor loons. The Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program is a long-term project of the Nongame Wildlife Program. Hundreds of volunteers collect information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes. These lakes are found in Aitkin/Crow Wing, Becker, Cook/Lake, Itasca, Kandiyohi and Otter … Continue reading VOL: DNR Loon Monitor

ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

Open to all who teach children including licensed teachers, teachers in training, home school educators, naturalists, non-formal educators, park rangers, volunteers, and Friends members! Working together as a team, we explore the many ways to use an outdoor classroom to enhance and strengthen a child’s education. The workshop is held in conjunction with the Summer Explorers … Continue reading ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – Spring 2019 Newsletter

Hopefully you've been enjoying the shift from snowflakes to budding plants as much as I have been. Mowing season is no doubt right around the corner! 🙂 Apologies that this newsletter is out a little later than scheduled - hopefully it won't have the bounce-back issues that the winter issue did. As always, we've got … Continue reading Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – Spring 2019 Newsletter

ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

This September join fellow naturalist​s ​for an epic ​adventure exploring the wonders of southeast Minnesota. Travel by coach bus from St. Paul to Winona, MN and explore first-hand geological vistas of the area, behind-the-scenes tours, fall colors and quaint river towns during this fall’s Master Naturalist Road Trip. Explore first-hand caves, sinkholes, and karst topography, … Continue reading ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

ADV: Master Woodland Owner Course Schedule – June

Landowners in central Minnesota have a great opportunity to join Extension's newest Master Woodland Owner class. Starting in June, the Avon Hills class is specifically designed for woodland owners who are interested in fostering their woodland for the future. Registration is open now, and the course fee includes a site visit to your woodland by … Continue reading ADV: Master Woodland Owner Course Schedule – June

ADV: Natural Resource Workshop – Stevens Point – June 12th-14th

Lake Superior: Natural Resources, Culture, and Climate Change Within the Lake Superior basin, global climate change is expected to cause increased annual temperature, decreased snow, and more frequent and extreme weather events. The Lake Superior Ojibwe have traditional ecological knowledge of the environment that has evolved over thousands of years, providing long term place-based supporting … Continue reading ADV: Natural Resource Workshop – Stevens Point – June 12th-14th

ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

This September join fellow naturalist​s ​for an epic ​adventure exploring the wonders of southeast Minnesota. Travel by coach bus from St. Paul to Winona, MN and explore first-hand geological vistas of the area, behind-the-scenes tours, fall colors and quaint river towns during this fall’s Master Naturalist Road Trip. Explore first-hand caves, sinkholes, and karst topography, … Continue reading ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

ADV: Dragonflies, Helicopters, and Climate Change – Minneapolis – May 21st

Café Scientifique: Citizen Scientist to PhD – a Story of Dragonflies, Helicopters, and Climate Change Speaker: Ami Thompson, Conservation Biology Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00pm Dragonflies are tenacious, beautiful, and delightfully curious creatures. Ami will bring you along on her journey to understand how … Continue reading ADV: Dragonflies, Helicopters, and Climate Change – Minneapolis – May 21st