University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/

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.

 

 

 

 

February 11th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Nutrient Alteration. 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! February’s speaker will be Cristy Portales Reyes, who will discuss her research into plant communities experiencing nutrient addition and cessation. A complete list of speakers and topics is available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS and registration (recommended but not required) is available at tinyurl.com/scientistlunch. If weather permits and the topic lends itself, we also go outside to see research in action! Wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. (free, adults recommended)

 

February 18th, 12pm – 1pm: Monthly Forestry Webinar. Join neighbors in the Cedar Creek conference room for a monthly webinar series organized by the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. February’s speaker is Marcella Windmuller-Campione from the U’s Department of Forest Resources. She will discuss new ways to measure the impacts of silvicultural treatments, specifically in black ash stands. Details on the webinar series are at sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series (free, adults recommended).

 

February 22nd, 11am – 12:30pm: Animals in Winter at the Johnsville Library (OFFSITE). Join GreenCorp Member Tillery Bailey at the Johnsville library in Blaine for an elementary-age program about winter wildlife! Depending on outdoor conditions, we may be outside looking for animal tracks or inside looking at skulls and bones. There will also be arts and crafts, books to read, and much more! (free, families welcome)

 

February 26th, 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 February book will be "Wild and Rare - Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest" by Adam Regn Arvidson, a local author. 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)

 

March 10th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Climate Change. 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! March’s speaker will be Dr. Sam Potter, who will discuss Minnesota’s climate future and what to expect in terms of changing temperature and precipitation patterns. A complete list of speakers and topics is available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS and registration (recommended but not required) is available at tinyurl.com/scientistlunch. (free, adults recommended)

 

March 17th, 12pm – 1pm: Monthly Forestry Webinar. Join neighbors in the Cedar Creek conference room for a monthly webinar series organized by the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. March’s speaker is Mike Schrage from the Fond du Lac Resource Management Division. He will discuss elk restoration projects in northeastern Minnesota. Details on the webinar series are at sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series (free, adults recommended).

 

March 19th, 11am – 12:30pm: Spring Equinox Hike. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a nature walk at the reserve! Depending on snow cover, we may walk through the prairies, the tamarack swamp, or out to Cedar Bog Lake. We will look for skunk cabbage and other early bloomers, check on the lake’s ice cover, keep an eye out for wildlife tracks, and watch the world begin to wake up from winter. Please wear solid, closed-toe shoes and layers to keep yourself warm! We will begin and end at the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center. (free, families welcome)

 

March 25th, 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 March book will "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston. 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)

 

March 28th, 7:30pm – 10pm: Spring Star Party. Join astronomers from the Minnesota Astronomical Society for an evening of night sky viewing! We'll begin with a general-audience talk from one of our MAS experts, then 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 is weather-dependent so please check the website, facebook page or this calendar event to confirm that it is happening. (free, families welcome)