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

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

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

Cedar Creek – Fall 2019 newsletter

In this Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve newsletter, you'll find updates on aquatic research, education program growth and our artists in residence program. You'll also get to read about astronomy and trail cameras and opportunities to support work taking place onsite. And of course, we've got lots of upcoming events to give you the chance … Continue reading Cedar Creek – Fall 2019 newsletter

VOL: Botanical Bonanza – Bell Museum – St. Paul

Volunteers needed for special exhibit, Botanical Bonanza, at the Bell Museum. The exhibit is based on the book "Wicked Plants". We will have all the supplies and materials needed for the table, you will be testing peppers for heat and sharing info about invasive species in Minnesota. We are looking for 10-16 volunteers to staff … Continue reading VOL: Botanical Bonanza – Bell Museum – St. Paul