AIS Webinar: Spiny Waterflea – Dec. 19th

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 19 at noon to tune into a webinar from MAISRC Fellow Jake Walsh. Jake will be presenting about the massive ecological and economic impacts caused by invasive spiny waterflea in Lake Mendota. The webinar is free but registration is required. Talk details Aquatic invasive species can alter complex food … Continue reading AIS Webinar: Spiny Waterflea – Dec. 19th

ADV: Whitewater State Park

Upcoming Education and Volunteer opportunities available at Whitewater State Park. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Geocaching Adventure: 12 – 2:30 p.m --- Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center. Ever want to get out and explore? During this program we will be going geocaching, looking for things hidden in the woods. What will make this hunt even … Continue reading ADV: Whitewater State Park

VOL: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides Needed

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides lead engaging tours, interact with guests at interpretive stations, and facilitate nature play with young children, depending on their interests and skills. We are currently looking for more volunteers for our spring and summer 2020 season and have an information session on Tuesday, January 14 at 10 am for this opportunity. … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Guides Needed

Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

Grants now available for to create pollinator lawns. Lawns to Legumes offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. Minnesota residents can apply to be reimbursed for up to $350 in costs associated with establishing pollinator habitat in their yards. Funding decisions and all … Continue reading Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

Fall Outdoor Classroom News from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Featured Waterfowl Production Area Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District are open to environmental education and make ideal local, self-guided, rustic outdoor classroom sites.  Rachel WPA is one of several near Alexandria, probably the closest.  It is located just east … Continue reading Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. The Making Connections to Our Water World workshop will be held at: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Jacob V. Brower Park … Continue reading ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

Thanks for a fantastic field season! The busy season of field trips, habitat restorations, and multiple visitor centers has come to a close for 2019. Thank you to every single person that came out to help the park with these important programs and projects. If you have not registered for the volunteer award recognition event, … Continue reading Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

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

ADV: 2019 MOU Paper Session – Dec. 7th – St. Paul

2019 MOU Paper Session - Keynote Speaker Ian Davies, eBird Project Coordinator Pre-registration for the 2019 MOU Paper Session is now available! The event is being held on Saturday, December 7, at the North Star Ballroom of the St. Paul Student Center on the University of Minnesota campus (2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul). Parking is … Continue reading ADV: 2019 MOU Paper Session – Dec. 7th – St. Paul