International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Matter curriculum. Learn about resources … Continue reading International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

Coming in July, an amazing opportunity for any Master Naturalists who are interested in learning more about Odonada or participating in survey research.  The Minnesota Dragonfly Society (MDS) is excited to host the 2018 DSA meeting and showcase Minnesota’s 150 species of odonates! Minnesota’s North Woods offers some of the best intact peatlands in the … Continue reading 2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

Minnesota’s Wildlife Action Plan 2015-2025

The 2015-2025 MN Wildlife Action Plan identifies a prioritized Wildlife Action Network (WAN) that can aid land managers and other conservation partners in implementing a landscape-scale, habitat approach that increases the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation actions by maintaining, enhancing, and restoring: Areas large enough to sustain biodiversity and ecological processes and functions, Areas that … Continue reading Minnesota’s Wildlife Action Plan 2015-2025

VOL – Food Forest Planting – Luverne – April 26-28

We're planting another public food forest in Luverne, MN! Plenty of jobs will be available including digging, planting, mulching, hauling mulch, watering, staking, and installing animal protection fencing. We will need: * Shovels/spades -- Bring any that you have! * Wheelbarrows * Pitchforks and large shovels for moving mulch. Plastic snow shovels work the absolute … Continue reading VOL – Food Forest Planting – Luverne – April 26-28

VOL – Become an AIS Detector

Taking the plunge to fight aquatic invaders Cecilia Riedman and Stephen Long want to keep their lake healthy and free of zebra mussels and other invaders that crowd out native species, but they also care beyond their own waters. So they applied, together, to volunteer as Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors.  For more details of their involvement, … Continue reading VOL – Become an AIS Detector

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – April 2018

Registration is open for Master Woodland Owner Central Lakes! Registration remains open for a new Master Woodland Owner class beginning in May. With a focus on private landowners in the Brainerd area, this class will follow the success of previous Master Woodland Owner classes. This hybrid course will meet both online and in-person, and the … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – April 2018

ADV – Bee and Butterfly Plant Workshop

Are you interested in learning how researchers from U. S. Geological Survey, University of Minnesota, and Monarch Joint Venture monitor vegetation, bees and butterflies in tallgrass prairie?  If yes, please see the attached flier with details for a workshop June 27-28, immediately following the MN DNR Native Plant ID and Management Course at Seven Sisters … Continue reading ADV – Bee and Butterfly Plant Workshop

USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

It may still not feel much like spring, depending on where you live, but phenology activity is happening across the country! According to our Status of Spring maps, which predict leaf-out and bloom of early-season plants, many of the locations where spring has already arrived were early this year. Check out the maps to see … Continue reading USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

ADV – AIS Detector Workshops for MNats

Wanted: Master Naturalist to assist in detecting Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Minnesota Lakes. Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) is offering six course locations to prepare Minnesota Master Naturalist for the extremely important task of protecting Minnesota Lake. This in-person workshop is offered as part of the AIS Detectors course. At the workshop, … Continue reading ADV – AIS Detector Workshops for MNats