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Minnesota Master Naturalist: Big Woods, Big Rivers

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Add to Calendar 2024-06-24 09:00:00 2024-06-28 17:00:00 Minnesota Master Naturalist: Big Woods, Big Rivers The Bell Museum and the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus have many excellent opportunities to learn about plants and animals, and you will see some behind-the-scenes places not readily available to others.Topics include animals, birds, water quality and chemistry, geology, ecology, human impacts and more. All students will complete a group capstone project in class. Classes are a mix of in-class instruction, field trips and small group activities. Attendance at all class sessions and completion of a capstone project is required for graduation. The Bell Museum The Bell Museum The Bell Museum America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

The Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55108

Contact

info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org

The Bell Museum and the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus have many excellent opportunities to learn about plants and animals, and you will see some behind-the-scenes places not readily available to others.

Topics include animals, birds, water quality and chemistry, geology, ecology, human impacts and more. All students will complete a group capstone project in class. Classes are a mix of in-class instruction, field trips and small group activities. Attendance at all class sessions and completion of a capstone project is required for graduation.

Audience

Potential and current Master Naturalist volunteers.

Cost

$295. Includes manuals and supplies.

If you would like to receive a scholarship do not register now. Instead, complete this scholarship form and wait to be contacted before enrolling.

Accessibility

University of Minnesota Extension is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. To request accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Julie Larson, larso143@umn.edu, two weeks before the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

About the Big Woods, Big Rivers course

In this core course, training is tailored to Minnesota's Eastern Broadleaf Forest biome. This area makes a diagonal sash across Minnesota, starting at the northwest corner of the state with a narrow band and widening out in the southeast. It encompasses approximately 12 million acres, and includes three of the largest rivers in the state.

Big Woods, Big Rivers covers topics of geology, glaciers, water, wildlife, humans, ecology, and botany using a variety of teaching techniques, ranging from lectures, classroom discussions, field trips, field work, small group work, and readings.

Participants must complete the full 40 hours of training to become a certified Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer.

Each participant must complete a group capstone project. Participants will choose a capstone that they can complete before finishing the course.

Learn more about Master Naturalist volunteer training

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