Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - BioCON global change research - 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.

June's speaker will be one of Cedar Creek's lead investigators, Dr. Sarah Hobbie. She will discuss Cedar Creek's flagship global change experiment, BioCON. Since 1997, BioCON has studied the effects of biodiversity, carbon dioxide and nitrogen on plant growth. This experiment is now the world's longest-running free-air carbon enrichment experiment, and now additionally manipulates temperature and rainfall in addition to the original experiments. Join Sarah for an overview of the research and recent results, then if weather permits, we will visit the experiment in person on a field tour. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

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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