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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.

 

 

 

ONLINE ONLY: October 13th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist. Join life-long learners virtually for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! October's speaker is Janine Mistrick, a graduate student who studies disease transmission and small mammals. She'll share about her work so far and her plans for the future, which includes time spent in a variety of interesting places: Cedar Creek, Itasca and Finland! Register and attend online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: October 20th, 12pm – 1pm: Forestry Webinar. In lieu of our normal in-person broadcast, we invite you to join in virtually for this monthly webinar series organized by the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. October's speaker is Mike Dockry (U of MN Dept of Forest Resources).  Mike will be discussing forest management work that incorporates both ecological knowledge and social values on the College of Menominee Nation's forest lands - the oldest sustainable forest in the United States! Details on the webinar series are at sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series. If you are interested in tuning in, email Caitlin (caitlin@umn.edu) for details and the link. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: October 23rd, 6:30 - 8pm: Cedar Creek Ecology Book Club: The Ecology Book Club generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cedar Creek. The group gathers online at z.umn.edu/bookclubonline (password: Bookclub20). Our October book is Life in the Treetops: Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology by Margaret Lowman. Dr. Lowman will be joining our meeting as a special guest! No need to have finished the book or attended a previous meeting 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. 

 

ONLINE ONLY: November 10th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist. Join life-long learners virtually for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! November's speaker will be Dr. Daniel Griffin from the Department of Geography. He will be sharing about his work on using trees and tree rings in California and the Upper Midwest (including at Cedar Creek) to study the climate of the past, with a focus on the water cycle, climate change and climate variability. Register and attend online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: November 17th, 12pm – 1pm: Forestry Webinar. Join in virtually for this monthly webinar series organized by the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Each year, the Minnesota DNR Forest Health team conducts aerial assessments and on-the-ground monitoring to assess the health of the state’s forests. November's webinar will feature a team of MN DNR Forest Health Specialists providing updates on the status and trends in forest health statewide. Details on the webinar series are at sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series. If you are interested in tuning in, email Caitlin (caitlin@umn.edu) fo details and the link. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: December 8th: 11:30am – 1pm: Lunch with a Scientist. Join life-long learners virtually for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! We are rounding out 2020 with returning speakers Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom. As a follow up to their popular lecture about the Nutrient Network in 2019, they will talk more generally about the study of food webs at Cedar Creek (past and present). Register and attend online at z.umn.edu/LWASonline. (free, adults recommended)

 

ONLINE ONLY: December 9th, 6:30 - 8pm: Cedar Creek Ecology Book Club (NOTE DATE CHANGE): The Ecology Book Club generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cedar Creek, but given the timing of winter holidays, we will combine our November and December meetings into a single gathering. We are continuing to meet online at z.umn.edu/bookclubonline (password: Bookclub20). Our Nov/Dec book is The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know by Mark. J. Plotkin, and the author will join our meeting. No need to have finished the book or attended a previous meeting 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. 

 

ONLINE ONLY: December 15th, 12pm – 1pm: Forestry Webinar. Join us virtually for the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative webinar series! December's speaker is Grant Domke (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station).  He will talk about the role forests play in storing carbon, and how that connects to greenhouse gas emissions and removal. Details on the webinar series are at sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series. If you are interested in tuning in, email Caitlin (caitlin@umn.edu) for details and the link. (free, adults recommended)