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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!

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.

 

 

 

October 11th - 13th, all day: Weekend Quilting Retreat with Cheri Stockinger. Join Cheri Stockinger, expert quilter and 2019 Cedar Creek Artist in Residence for a weekend away to work on your half-finished quilting projects! Check in anytime afternoon on Friday and check out after brunch on Sunday. In between, spend time sewing in community with Cheri and other quilters, and join Cedar Creek naturalists for a nature walk to see the fall colors at the reserve. Pack your own quilting projects and sewing machines (cutting and ironing equipment provided). FULL WEEKEND WITH LODGING IS FULL, but a Saturday-only section is still available. Course fee of $15 includes three meals on Saturday but does NOT include lodging or Friday afternoon/Sunday morning activities. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/octobersew.

October 19th: 7pm - 10pm: Astronomy Event with MAS. As part of a new partnership with the Minnesota Astronomical Society, we invite you to join us for an evening of astronomy! We'll begin with a brief general-audience talk from one of our MAS experts, then (conditions permitting) head out to the patio to look at the sky through a variety of high-powered and high-resolution telescopes. Families and children are welcome - if you are interested in astronomy, space, telescopes or the night sky, you'll have a great time! Event will be held rain or shine, although telescope time is weather-dependent. (free, families welcome)

October 23rd: 6:30 - 8pm: Ecology Book Club at Cedar Creek: The Ecology Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cedar Creek. Our October book will be "The Secret Wisdom of Nature" by Peter Wohlleben. No need to have finished the book to join in and no science background necessary. Questions? Email cedarcreekbookclub@gmail.com or visit our facebook page. (free, adults recommended)

November 8th: 6pm - 9pm: Opening Reception for 'Fusion of Art and Science' art show (OFFSITE). Stop by the Coffman Gallery on the U of M's Minneapolis campus (Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455) for the opening reception of an art show featuring Cedar Creek! 2018 artists in residence Frank Meuschke and Brian Baumgart will have work on display, along with illustrations by MN GreenCorps member Tillery Bailey and images from our Eyes on the Wild remote camera project. The reception will highlight not just the art, but live wildlife, scientists, microscopes and fun for the whole family! The art show runs from November 6th, 2019 - January 28th, 2020 and we invite you to visit on your own schedule as well! (free, families welcome)

November 8th: 6:30pm - 9:30pm: Astronomy Event with MAS. As part of a new partnership with the Minnesota Astronomical Society and in conjunction with the 1st ever Minnesota Statewide Star Party, we invite you to join us for an evening of astronomy! We'll begin with a brief general-audience talk from one of our MAS experts, then (conditions permitting) head out to the patio to look at the sky through a variety of high-powered and high-resolution telescopes. Families and children are welcome - if you are interested in astronomy, space, telescopes or the night sky, you'll have a great time! Event will be held rain or shine, although telescope time is weather-dependent. (free, families welcome)

November 12th: 11:30am - 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Nutrient Network! 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! Each month, scientists will present a general-audience lecture about their work at or related to Cedar Creek. November's speakers will be Cedar Creek researchers Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom.  This dynamic duo runs the Nutrient Network, a coordinated global experiment now running in more than 100 grassland sites around the world! The Nutrient Network explores two of the most pervasive human impacts on ecosystems: changes to global nutrient budgets through things like fossil fuel combustion and agricultural fertilization, and changes in the abundance and identity of herbivores through habitat loss and degradation, invasive species introductions, and selective hunting and fishing. Drs. Borer and Seabloom will speak about this incredible worldwide experiment, and if weather permits, lead participants on a tour of one of Cedar Creek's NutNet plots! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is free and registration is recommended but not required. Master Naturalists can get advanced training hours by registering through the MNats website; others can register at http://tinyurl.com/scientistlunch Details at cedarcreek.umn.edu/lwas (free, adults recommended)

December 10th: 11:30am - 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Wildlife Tracking Reserach! 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! Each month, scientists will present a general-audience lecture about their work at or related to Cedar Creek. December's speaker will be Jonathan Poppele, director of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project and co-founder of the Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey. Minnesota is home to an incredible array of wildlife diversity, many of which can be identified to species by their tracks and sign. Cedar Creek's diverse landscapes are a refuge for many of these animals, although they are rarely seen directly by visitors, researchers or staff. Mr. Poppele will share about his work tracking and studying wildlife through Minnesota, and specifically onsite at Cedar Creek. He will also share stories and opportunities of volunteers working on citizen science wildlife surveys at the reserve. If conditions permit, he will take participants out on one of Cedar Creek's internal roads to look for wildlife tracks! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is free and registration is recommended but not required. Master Naturalists can get advanced training hours by registering through the MNats website; others can register at http://tinyurl.com/scientistlunch Details at cedarcreek.umn.edu/lwas (free, adults recommended)