Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Worm Watchers Training Duluth

Worm Watchers Training Duluth website

703 Oakland Circle
Duluth, MN 55812

Fascinated by worms? Want to help in the battle against forest invaders?

The Great Lakes Worm Watch (GLWW) is a citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in earthworm research. It was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth to collect long-term data on earthworm populations. Although new research is emerging about the effects of exotic earthworm invasions, very little is known about the distributions of earthworm and earthworm species across the region. As a GLWW volunteer, your contributions will aid in better understand earthworm distribution in particular the locations of the newly emerging earthworm threat Amynthas commonly called the “Jumping Worm”.

At this special workshop for Minnesota Master Naturalists, you’ll learn about earthworm biology and the GLWW, and gain hands-on practice with several data collection activities. You’ll leave the workshop with specific knowledge on how to sample a site, enter your data on-line, interpret your findings, and engage your friends, family members, and neighbors in an exciting science research project.

Why participate? Worm sampling is great fun! This is a conservation-driven purpose—to help save our forest! The worms are harmless in your garden but are devastating to our forests! Let your inner curiosity come and have fun with this Worm Watchers program! Both classes are the same.

Instructors: Ryan Hueffmeier, UMD, AIS Specialist – Sea Grant, & Stephan Carlson, U of MN Extension

The training will be held both indoor and out of door activities.
There will be classroom activities and field collection activities in the afternoon.
Lunch and snacks are provided.
Dress for outdoor weather.
If the training is cancelled, notification will be sent by email.

Cost: Master Naturalist $25.00, Non-Master Naturalist $35.00
Minimum; Need at least 6 to hold the training
Questions or comments?
Contact: Stephan Carlson at carls009@umn.edu or call 612-624-8186

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Registration Close - August 21st, 8:00 AM

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Stephan Carlson

Dr. Stephan Carlson. Dr. Carlson has worked for the U of M Extension and the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences for the last 25 years doing outreach and teaching classes in environmental education (EE) and interpretation. He has worked in the fields of EE, outdoor recreation, informal science education and environmental interpretation for the past 35 years. In addition to his work teaching interpretation, he also teaches Science and Math summer school on the White Earth Indian Reservation. His research is on understanding the components that informal science experiences have on young people and how to develop quality programs that incorporate these components in environmental education.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension

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