|Minnesota Master Naturalist Class – BWBR – Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
|Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
|8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Journey to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve to learn about the Big Woods, Big Rivers biome at the birthplace of modern ecology! Cedar Creek is a large ecological field station in east central Minnesota with natural habitats that represent the entire state. There is no place of comparable biological diversity so close to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Daily field trips, visits to research sites, regular interactions with scientists, and the opportunity to use scientific tools are just some of the things you will experience during your week at Cedar Creek.
World-renowned scientists have made Cedar Creek their workplace from the beginning. Ray Lindeman conceived of the modern science of ecosystem ecology here in the 1940s. In the 1960s, radio telemetry collars for animal tracking were invented by University of Minnesota scientists working at Cedar Creek, and long-term research on prescribed burning was initiated. Cedar Creek’s insect community has become one of the most intensely studied ecological communities anywhere. Experiments begun in the 1980s helped to establish modern ecological theory and continue to provide insight on current environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity loss, water quality and native species conservation and restoration
For an affordable fee, onsite housing is available at the reserve. Staying onsite is strongly encouraged due to potential unpredictable winter weather and driving conditions. Class will start promptly at 8:30am each day and there will not be any alternatives for making up missed sessions. While there will be some designated class time to work on capstone projects, additional time in the evening may be needed to complete these group projects by the end of the week.
|$295Single Occupancy Lodging $407, Double Occupancy Lodging $351
|Venue Name and Address
|Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, 2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
|November 19, 2019