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Aquatic plant identification

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Date

Add to Calendar 2022-08-04 09:00:00 2022-08-04 16:00:00 Aquatic plant identification At the aquatic plant identification workshop participants will get the opportunity to touch and handle live aquatic and wetland plants while learning identification tips from experts at the University of Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources. We expect to have a minimum of 60 different species available. Professionals and beginners alike are encouraged to attend this workshop. There is an optional morning introductory session beginning at 8 a.m. for anyone who would like to learn more about the terminology used in aquatic plant identification in preparation for the main workshop sessions. Consultants who conduct aquatic plant surveys for hire that successfully complete the workshop and pass the final knowledge assessment will be added to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's listing of Surveyors of Aquatic Plants in Lakes. Participants can expect a fun, hands-on day learning about the species in Minnesota's underwater forests. Lunch is provided. This workshop is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. UMN St. Paul Campus UMN St. Paul Campus UMN St. Paul Campus America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

UMN St. Paul Campus
1552 Gortner Ave
Plant Growth Facilities Rooms 140A & 140B,
St. Paul, MN 55108

Contact

Megan Weber, mmweber@umn.edu

Dan Larkin, djlarkin@umn.edu

At the aquatic plant identification workshop participants will get the opportunity to touch and handle live aquatic and wetland plants while learning identification tips from experts at the University of Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources. We expect to have a minimum of 60 different species available.

Professionals and beginners alike are encouraged to attend this workshop. There is an optional morning introductory session beginning at 8 a.m. for anyone who would like to learn more about the terminology used in aquatic plant identification in preparation for the main workshop sessions.

Consultants who conduct aquatic plant surveys for hire that successfully complete the workshop and pass the final knowledge assessment will be added to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's listing of Surveyors of Aquatic Plants in Lakes.

Participants can expect a fun, hands-on day learning about the species in Minnesota's underwater forests. Lunch is provided.

This workshop is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.

Audience

Nature enthusiasts, lakeshore homeowners, lake associations, Minnesota Master Naturalists, lake professionals, aquatic invasive species professionals

Cost

$60 (includes lunch)

Registration

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes on Aug. 3, 2022. Cancellations prior to the close of registration will be fully refunded.

The following optional add-ons are available for purchase when you register.

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Guide for Minnesota (3rd Edition): $40.00

Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest (4th Edition): $40.00

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