University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
photo by Brady Willettephoto by Chad Zirbel

Lunch With A Scientist

Join life-long learners for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek! Each month, scientists will present a general-audience lecture about their work at or related to Cedar Creek. Bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! If weather and topic permit, the program will include a trip out onto the property to see the research project being discussed in action, so please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is free and registration is recommended but not required.


Lunch with a Scientist programs run from 11:30am to 1pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meet at the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel 55005).


Click here to register online (registration recommended but not required).

2020 topics and speakers coming soon!



2019 Topics (*subject to change). Click the red hyperlink to see a brief synopsis and speaker bio in the month leading up to each lecture.

January 8th: Eyes on the Wild: citizen science trail camera project, Caitlin Barale Potter


March 12th: Winter and climate change, Sam Potter

RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY: April 8th: Radio telemetry and wildlife ecology, Dave Mech


April 9th: Prescribed burning, Cedar Creek staff

May 14th: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Jim Howitz

June 11th: BioCON global change research, Sarah Hobbie

July 9th: Bison and savanna restoration, Chad Zirbel

August 13th: Soil science, Linda Kinkel

September 10th: Oak savannas, Rebecca Montgomery

October 8th: Biodiversity research, Forest Isbell

November 12th: Nutrient Network, Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom

December 10th: Wildlife survey project, Jon Poppele


Questions? Contact Tillery Bailey, or 612-301-2613