Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Prescribed Burning - Lunch with a Scientist

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel 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! Each month, scientists will present a general-audience lecture about their work at or related to Cedar Creek.

April's speakers will be a handful of Cedar Creek's staff, discussing the history, methodology and importance of prescribed fire at the reserve. Since 1964, Cedar Creek has used fire as a land management tool in an effort to understand how best to restore, preserve and maintain our oak savannas. Kick off the burn season by learning about this important tool used by land managers worldwide! Depending on the spring burn schedule and weather conditions, we may have the opportunity to caravan out to some of the burn units and see the effects of variable fire frequency in person.

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.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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