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ADV - Series 3 - Changing Perceptions of Wetlands from a Cultural and Ecological Perspective

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28 University Road
Cloquet , MN 55720

Changing Perceptions of Wetlands from a Cultural and Ecological Perspective: "Wetlands through the Seasons" Workshop Series

This is the second workshop in a series of three centered on the cultural and ecological importance of wetlands. Wetlands are an undervalued resource for their incredible contributions to ecological health and Ojibwe cultural practices. Throughout the series there will be a common thread of cultural and ecological significance of wetlands. Each workshop will have a different natural resource focus.

Series 3 will be located at a rice lake for experiences learning about harvesting and parching wild rice. Participants will learn about the rice lake ecosystems and historical Ojibwe traditions of wild rice harvesting. Participants should bring at least a 1 day Minnesota Wild Rice Harvesting license.

Bring a bag lunch! Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration Close - August 21st, 4:00 PM

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

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Courtney Kowalczak

Courtney Kowalczak has over twenty years of experience in water resource research and educational outreach. Currently Courtney is Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College’s Environmental Institute Director and the St Louis River Watch Program Coordinator.

Nikki Crowe

13 Moons Fond du Lac Tribal College Extension Program Coordinator. An ethnobotonist-in-training with a love for how native plants and trees can be used for food, medicine and utility.

Shannon Kesner

Wetland Specialist, Fond du Lac Office of Water Protection. Shannon has a knack for wetland plant identification.

Shannon Judd

Shannon Judd has worked in the Environmental Field in various capacities for fifteen years. Currently, she is the Environmental Education Outreach Coordinator for the Fond du Lac Resource Management Environmental Program.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension


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