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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!

In accordance with guidance from the University and our director, onsite programming is on hold to slow the transmission and spread of COVID-19.

 

We will reschedule events to the extent that we can, and are offering programs like Lunch with a Scientist and our Ecology Book Club to online-only options. University updates are available at safe-campus.umn.edu/public-health-alerts and Cedar Creek updates are at cedarcreek.umn.edu/COVID19. Stay safe and healthy until we get to see you in person again!

 

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! Unfortunately, the bison trail and the bison viewing gazebo are NOT open to the public at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

CANCELELD: June 6th, 8am - 10am: Red-headed Woodpecker Hike. Volunteers and researchers from Cedar Creek's Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project will guide participants through off-limits areas of the oak savanna to look for red-heads, orioles, sparrows, cranes and other species. They will also share information about current research and results. Meet at the Fish Lake Nature Trail (directions and a map are here), wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring your own binoculars and/or camera. (free though a $5 donation per person is recommended and supports project work, ages 12+ recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: June 9th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Limnology. Join life-long learners for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! In-person programs are on hold, but the lecture will be available online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline (password: LWAS2020). Our June speaker is Dr. Jim Cotner, discussing the science of Minnesota's lakes! A complete list of speakers and topics is available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS and registration for the zoom call is a z.umn.edu/LWASonline. (free, adults recommended)

 

CANCELLED: June 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Red-headed Woodpecker Hike. Volunteers and researchers from Cedar Creek's Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project will guide participants through off-limits areas of the oak savanna to look for red-heads, orioles, sparrows, cranes and other species. They will also share information about current research and results. Meet at the Fish Lake Nature Trail (directions and a map are here), wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring your own binoculars and/or camera. (free though a $5 donation per person is recommended and supports project work, ages 12+ recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: June 24th, 6:30 - 8pm: Ecology Book Club at Cedar Creek: The Ecology Book Club generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cedar Creek. In-person programs are on hold, so we will gather online at z.umn.edu/bookclubonline (password: Bookclub20). Our June book is local author Cheri Register's The Big Marsh. No need to have finished the book to join in and no science background necessary. We'd love to have you with us! Questions? Email cedarcreekbookclub@gmail.com or visit our facebook page. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: July 14th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Bison. Join life-long learners for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! In-person programs are on hold, but the lecture will be available online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline (password: LWAS2020). Our July speaker is Dr. Chad Zirbel, discussing Cedar Creek's bison research project! A complete list of speakers and topics is available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS and registration for the zoom call is a z.umn.edu/LWASonline. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: July 27th, 6:30 - 8pm: Ecology Book Club at Cedar Creek: The Ecology Book Club generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cedar Creek. In-person programs are on hold, so we will gather online at z.umn.edu/bookclubonline (password: Bookclub20). Our July book is Tales of the Shaman's Apprentice by Mark J. Plotkin. No need to have finished the book to join in and no science background necessary. We'd love to have you with us! Questions? Email cedarcreekbookclub@gmail.com or visit our facebook page. (free, adults recommended)