Minnesota Master Naturalist

Minnesota Master Naturalist Additional Advanced Training Opportunities


Native Bee Presentation

By Bruce Galer

This presentation is about native bees, excluding bumble bees. The link below will be available until October 2021. It is 55 minutes long, with a 2 minute pause about 15 minutes in for the severe weather siren test.


Minnesota Department of Agriculture Southeast Minnesota Goundwater Video


Winter Naturalist Series Website

Spruce up your naturalist skills this winter with Outdoor U!
Saturdays, Jan 16, 23, & 30 and Feb 20, 27, & Mar 6 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Sat, Feb 20: Lichens of Minnesota
Sat, Feb 27: Squirrels: Little Critters, Big Adaptations
Sat Mar 6: Wintering Wildlife: Turtles, Frogs & Snake

Indigenous Perspectives on Water and Conservation


Wednesday, February 17th at 2 PM CT


Spring 2021 Conservation Sciences Seminar Series!

Please join us for the weekly seminar! The audience is typically faculty, students and staff from the UMN Conservation Sciences Graduate program, but the seminars are public, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Conservation Sciences Seminar Series Link

Fall 2020 seminars have all been archived and available here.

Lunch With a Scientist Recordings

If you missed the Lunch With a Scientist you can catch them here.

Lunch With A Scientist Recordings

Minnesota Department of Agricutlute "Southeast Minnesota Groundwater Resources"


How groundwater moves in southeast Minnesota [Part 1] - Video

How Contaminants (Like Nitrate) Move in Southeast Minnesota [Part 2] - Video

Insect Webinars - Xerces Society

Xerces has some nice webinars and videos on their YouTube channel You might find several of them interesting and informative.

Click to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiPLPJuySOgn6CbjkOxqLQ

Through the Eye of Your Camera

The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska's "Nature Unities Us Online Learning Series" featuring Director of Science Chris Helzer.

Click the link to watch on YouTube. ‚Äčhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYOPZFDWEk&feature=youtu.be

A Whitewater World - History of the Whitewater River Valley and Whitewater State Park

A live theater performance held at the park in the summer of 2019. It gives a great overview of the history of settlement in the blufflands region and how the relationship between humans and the landscape changed over time from the Dakota and earlier people who lived there to the settlers and later farmers and families of the area.  It is a great resource! 

Click on the link and scroll down to the video. https://friendsofwhitewater.weebly.com/

Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative Webinars

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and University of Minnesota Extension announce monthly presentations for natural resource managers, landowners and educators.  The 2020 season starts in January and ends in December.  Each session includes an approximately 45-minute presentation and live questions and answers.  There are two ways to participate: Watch live on your computer for $20.00 per session ($50.00 for the entire 2020 series) or with others at a local broadcast site at no charge.  

Registration and session details can be found at https://sfec.cfans.umn.edu/2020-forestry-webinar-series.

Starry Stone Wort Webinar

The ecological effects of starry stonewort is unknown. Potential impacts to native aquatic plants are of particular concern since they are  integral to lake ecosystems. Carli examined the impacts of starry stonewort on native aquatic plants and tracked its invasion over multiple years to assess how it spreads and changes habitat.



National Conservation Training Center Webinars

If you are looking for on line advanced trainings, here is a great resource.  Please choose topics that are relevant to Minnesota.



Monarch Conservation Webinar Series 

The MJV is partnering with the USFWS to develop and host a series of webinars on monarch biology, monitoring, and conservation. 



CoCoRaHS weather watcher trainings:

Become a weather watcher! You can take the trainings on line and order your own equipment to get started!



Future Learn On Line Trainings:

These on line courses, are from institutions of higher learning all around the globe, and cover topics related to the Environment and Biology in this area.