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!

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.

 

 

 

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 22nd, 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)

 

ONLINE ONLY: August 11th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Native Bees. 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 August speaker is Dr. Elaine Evans, from the UMN Bee Lab. She'll be sharing information with us about native bee research, citizen science and conservation. Unfortunately, we are not able to hold the bumble bee survey that had originally been planned to accomany Dr. Evans' lecture. 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: August 26th, 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 August book is Minnesota's Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell by Susan Leaf. 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: September 8th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist: Fungi. 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 September speaker is Dr. Peter Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy researches plant-microbe interactions with a special focus on and interest in fungi. He does both lab and field work, and has worked all over Minnesota and the world. 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: September 23rd, 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 September book will be selected at our July meeting. 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)