Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Red-headed Woodpeckers: Lunch with a Scientist

Red-headed Woodpeckers: 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! Perennial favorite Dr. Elena West returns to Lunch with a Scientist to give an overview of her new research using autonomous recording units (ARUs) to detect red-headed woodpeckers throughout their statewide range. She will also discuss how passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) can be used for broad-scale species monitoring. In-person participants are invited to join Dr. West for a guided birding walk in the oak savannas after the livestreamed webinar! No guarantees on RHWOs, as they may have migrated south for the winter.

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 bird walk with Dr. West.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Barale Potter is the Associate Director at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, where she also manages education and community engagement programs. 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! Currently, she manages the daily operations of the Cedar Creek field station as well as leading K-12 field trip groups, public science projects, research tours and volunteer opportunities.

Savanna Henning

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