University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
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Upcoming Events

Interested in learning about the diversity of plants, animals, habitats and research here at Cedar Creek? Come join us at one of our upcoming events! Most of the events listed below take place at Cedar Creek’s Lindeman Discovery and Research Center (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel), and give you the opportunity to dive deep into new topics, explore new places on the property, and become part of the Cedar Creek ESR community!

The Fish Lake Nature Trail is open daily, and the Oak Savanna and Bison extension trail and gazebo have reopened for the summer season! Volunteers will be on hand in the gazebo to answer questions on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 4pm through mid-October.

 

We are now offering a mix of online, hybrid and in-person programs. Make sure to check the calendar and event details to know which type of program you are attending! We are thrilled to have folks back onsite, but are also committed to retaining some of our online offerings for the long-term!

 

Click here to access additional event details on our facebook page. Email Caitlin (caitlin@umn.edu) with questions about events in general. Specific events may have other contact people listed.

 

On-going: take yourself and your friends on a self-guided walking adventure at Fish Lake! Send us pictures of what you see out there! 

 

Scroll down below the calendar for event details and registration information.

 

 

 

June 11th, 12-1:30pm. Phenology Walk. Join botantist, phenologist, and Cedar Creek historian Dr. Katrina Freund Saxhaug on a seasonal stroll! Participants will walk ~1.5 miles in total on sand, dirt and plastic boardwalks, pausing regularly to discuss natural and scientific history and the species to look for as spring turns into summer. The trail, which is not open to the public, passes through a variety of ecosystems and provide a diversity of opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of Minnesota! Space is limited and registration is required at https://z.umn.edu/phenologywalk2022 ($6, ages 12+ recommended)

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON: June 14th, 11:30 - 1pm. Lunch with a Scientist: Lakes: A Factor in Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Join life-long learners on zoom or in-person for our monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! Did you know gases from the atmosphere are constantly moving in and out of freshwater lakes? In this talk, grad student Joe Rabaey will discuss how lakes, using Cedar Bog Lake as an example, interact with the atmosphere and how they even contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. In-person participants are invited to join the speaker for a hike to Cedar Bog Lake after the lecture. Register and attend online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline, or show up in person at the reserve. (free, adults recommended)

June 16th, 6:30pm. Oak Savanna Birding Walk. Join volunteers and staff from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project to go birding in Cedar Creek's oak savannas! Meet your guide at the Fish Lake Nature Trail parking lot, located at the end of Durant St. on the southeast side of Cedar Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and layers, and bring your own binoculars and camera if you desire. Free, though donations to the Woodpecker Project are recommended and always gladly accepted! Ages 10+ recommended. Birding walks take place the 1st Saturday (8am) and 3rd Thursday (6:30pm) of the month, from May to August.

ONLINE ONLY: June 22nd, 6:30-8pm. Cedar Creek Ecology Book Club. Are you interested in our impact on Planet Earth? The web of life? Climate change? Nature? Ecology? If so, this community-led book club is the place for you! Join us as we continue our journey of lifelong learning! We generally meet the 4th Wednesday of each month on zoom, and a few times a year in person at Cedar Creek. Our May book will be announced soon. Register for this and upcoming zoom meetings at http://z.umn.edu/bookclubonline. Details on upcoming books are available at https://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/bookclub (free, adults recommended)

July 2nd, 8am. Oak Savanna Birding Walk. Join volunteers and staff from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project to go birding in Cedar Creek's oak savannas! Meet your guide at the Fish Lake Nature Trail parking lot, located at the end of Durant St. on the southeast side of Cedar Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and layers, and bring your own binoculars and camera if you desire. Free, though donations to the Woodpecker Project are recommended and always gladly accepted! Ages 10+ recommended. Birding walks take place the 1st Saturday (8am) and 3rd Thursday (6:30pm) of the month, from May to August.

July 21st, 6:30pm. Oak Savanna Birding Walk. Join volunteers and staff from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project to go birding in Cedar Creek's oak savannas! Meet your guide at the Fish Lake Nature Trail parking lot, located at the end of Durant St. on the southeast side of Cedar Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and layers, and bring your own binoculars and camera if you desire. Free, though donations to the Woodpecker Project are recommended and always gladly accepted! Ages 10+ recommended. Birding walks take place the 1st Saturday (8am) and 3rd Thursday (6:30pm) of the month, from May to August.

August 6th, 8am. Oak Savanna Birding Walk. Join volunteers and staff from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project to go birding in Cedar Creek's oak savannas! Meet your guide at the Fish Lake Nature Trail parking lot, located at the end of Durant St. on the southeast side of Cedar Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and layers, and bring your own binoculars and camera if you desire. Free, though donations to the Woodpecker Project are recommended and always gladly accepted! Ages 10+ recommended. Birding walks take place the 1st Saturday (8am) and 3rd Thursday (6:30pm) of the month, from May to August.

August 18th, 6:30pm. Oak Savanna Birding Walk. Join volunteers and staff from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project to go birding in Cedar Creek's oak savannas! Meet your guide at the Fish Lake Nature Trail parking lot, located at the end of Durant St. on the southeast side of Cedar Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and layers, and bring your own binoculars and camera if you desire. Free, though donations to the Woodpecker Project are recommended and always gladly accepted! Ages 10+ recommended. Birding walks take place the 1st Saturday (8am) and 3rd Thursday (6:30pm) of the month, from May to August.