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ADV - Minnesota Climate Science - Lunch with a Scientist- Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek-Minnesota Climate Science - Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

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!  If weather permits, we will go outside to see the research action.  Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

This month's session features atmospheric scientist Dr. Sam Potter. Sam attended graduate school at Princeton University, where he received a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Minnesota winters have already been impacted by human-caused climate change, and will continue to quickly warm as we head further into the 21st century. Sam will begin with a wrap-up discussion of the recent winter and its connections to global climate phenomena. He will then discuss how Minnesota winters and Minnesota ecosystems are projected to change as the impacts of climate change worsen.

Contact Tillery with questions, bail0311@umn.edu, 612-301-2613.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Tillery Bailey

Tillery is serving her second year as the Minnesota GreenCorps Member at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. MN GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which allows young environmental professionals to gain practical experience. At Cedar Creek she serves as a member of the education and outreach team.

Tillery graduated from the University of Minnesota in December 2017 with a BS in Recreation Administration and a Management minor. She loves teaching yoga, spending time outside, and creating the occasional art project.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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