ADV - Minnesota Lichen Map
Bethel, MN 55005
This advanced training is full
Lichens can be found in almost every terrestrial habitat on Earth and while many of us may feel confident that we know a lichen when we see it, we may struggle to describe exactly what they are. Surprisingly complex for their size, lichens are important to wildlife and contribute to nutrient and water cycling. Lichens can also be used as environmental indicators.
Join us at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve as we dive into the basics of lichens, their role in the ecosystem, and how you can be a part of scientific research in Minnesota. The workshop will include both indoor (seated)) and outdoor (walking) activities. It will take place rain or shine so please come dressed for the weather.
Presenters will include University researcher Dr. Natalia Mossman-Koch, iNaturalist power user Connor Johanson, and Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteers.
The course fee is $50 and includes all materials and supplies. Please contact Britt Forsberg (
The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.
Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:
- Saturday, September 30, 2023
Amy received a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. She has worked for cooperative extension for 30+ years in various positions, but has always tied her work to the environment. Amy has been a part of the Minnesota Master Naturalist program since it's beginnings in 2005. She is a native Minnesotan, from the Duluth area. She has always loved the outdoors and enjoys sharing her love and knowledge with others.
Always balancing between art and horticulture, Zan taught computer graphic design at Illinois Central College, Peoria High School and American Indian OIC. Previously, she was a program manager in horticulture and conservation for Fon du lac Park district in East Peoria, IL, where she promoted U of I Master Gardener & Junior Master Gardener programs. Before that she was a staff photographer & editor at State Farm Insurance, Illinois Farm Bureau and Illinois Audubon Magazine.
She has a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Art Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Fine Arts Photography from Illinois State. She has MN teaching license, Master Gardener’s designation from Purdue and University of IL and is currently a horticulture student at Hennepin Technical College.
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