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Gathering Partners: A conference for friends of Minnesota's natural resources

Event information

Date

Add to Calendar 2021-05-12 08:30:00 2021-05-15 19:00:00 Gathering Partners: A conference for friends of Minnesota's natural resources This annual event is a favorite for friends of Minnesota’s natural resources, including volunteers, landowners, citizen scientists and advocates. From phenology to climate change, wildlife watching to invasive species management, you will learn about Minnesota’s ecology in your choice of virtual conference sessions. Stick around after the sessions for a virtual happy hour, game show night, and other fun activities! This year we’re honored to welcome keynote speaker Parker McMullen Bushman. ​Parker is the Colorado State University Director of Extension for the City and County of Denver, as well as a passionate voice for equity and inclusion in conservation and the outdoors. She works with environmental organizations to aid them in building culturally diverse and culturally competent organizations that are representative of the populations that they hope to reach and serve. In addition to full access to all our virtual sessions and activities, we are offering the option to purchase up to three in-person field trips. Choose from 18 expert-guided excursions at various locations along the North Shore, including the Cloquet Forestry Center, Sugarloaf Cove, Flood Bay, Sax-Zim Bog and Wolf Ridge. In-person field trips along Minnesota's North Shore In-person field trips along Minnesota's North Shore In-person field trips along Minnesota's North Shore America/Chicago public

Time

Location

Online

Contact

Emily Dombeck, Extension program associate
edombeck@umn.edu or 612-624-8165

This annual event is a favorite for friends of Minnesota’s natural resources, including volunteers, landowners, citizen scientists and advocates.

From phenology to climate change, wildlife watching to invasive species management, you will learn about Minnesota’s ecology in your choice of virtual conference sessions. Stick around after the sessions for a virtual happy hour, game show night, and other fun activities!

This year we’re honored to welcome keynote speaker Parker McMullen Bushman. ​Parker is the Colorado State University Director of Extension for the City and County of Denver, as well as a passionate voice for equity and inclusion in conservation and the outdoors. She works with environmental organizations to aid them in building culturally diverse and culturally competent organizations that are representative of the populations that they hope to reach and serve.

In addition to full access to all our virtual sessions and activities, we are offering the option to purchase up to three in-person field trips. Choose from 18 expert-guided excursions at various locations along the North Shore, including the Cloquet Forestry Center, Sugarloaf Cove, Flood Bay, Sax-Zim Bog and Wolf Ridge.

Audience

  • Natural resources program volunteers and practitioners
  • General audiences interested in nature

Cost

  • $60 for the online conference
  • $35 each for optional field trips

Registration

  • Registration deadline is May 10.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes on May 10, 2021.
  • Cancellations prior to May 10 will be fully refunded.

More information can be found on the conference website including full schedule, session information and field trip information.

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