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ADV - MN Phenology Network 9th Annual Conference

MN Phenology Network 9th Annual Conference website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE 55005
Bethel, MN 55005-9718

The 9th Annual Minnesota Phenology Network Gathering will take place the weekend of October 12-14th 2018. We are a group of citizen scientists, researchers, educators, and enthusiastic Minnesotans, all of whom have a general interest in learning about nature and particular interest in phenology. We gather each year to share our thoughts and findings from the year, and learn from each other and experts in the field. There’s always plenty to learn for both novice naturalists to expert researchers! The gathering will include a mix of interesting breakout topics, nature walks, and keynote presentations.

The 2018 Gathering will take place at Minnesota’s only Long-Term Ecological Research Station, The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in East Bethel, MN. https://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/). While there, we’ll take exclusive tours of several research experiments not normally open to the public. Come see one of the nation's leading experimental research stations, located only 35 minutes north or the Twin-Cities, and enjoy the wonderful community experience that the Minnesota Phenology Network has to offer https://mnpn.usanpn.org/).

Cost of $160 includes meals and 2 nights lodging in the dorm, no bedding is provided, so bring pillow, sleeping bag and towel. Cabins have kitchens, and full size fridges, living rooms. Sleeping rooms are single beds, with two to a room.

Saturday Only cost is $70

Commuter Conference (attending everyday with NO LODGING) is $145.

The dorm only holds 50 people so register early if you want to stay on-site. Refunds: A $20 fee will be charged for refunds and registration refunds are not accepted after October 1st. Click to see the Conference Schedule

The course cost is $160 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 3:00 P.M. to 1:00 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

UMN Extension Forestry


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