Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Lichens: the hidden prairie understory: Lunch with a Scientist

Lichens: the hidden prairie understory: Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join life-long learners online OR in-person for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! Hidden from sight when the grass is tall, lichens are a year-round presence in our prairies but easiest to see in Spring. Dr. Daniel Stanton and grad student Mariana Cardenas will talk about how their unique biology helps them thrive year-round (even under the snow!) and the roles played by these often-overlooked but charismatic organisms. In-person participants are invited to join Dr. Stanton and Mariana for a lichen walk after the livestreamed webinar!

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE BOTH ONLINE AND IN-PERSON. To sign up for the online webinar go to: http://z.umn.edu/LWASonline. The in-person program will take place at the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel MN 55005); the livestreamed webinar will be followed by a lichen walk with the speakers.

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.

Savanna Henning

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


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