Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Freshwater Sponges in Minnesota

Freshwater Sponges in Minnesota website

322 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Join University of Minnesota faculty from the Crookston campus on December 20 from 1-3 pm to learn all about the Freshwater Sponges of Minnesota. Freshwater sponges belong to the animal kingdom, but are a simple creature that is providing food to other creatures and filtering water. They are simple creatures that we have a lot to learn about. There have been only a few species identified in Minnesota, meaning that there is much more to discover. And YOU as Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteers can help facilitate this discovery. Participants in this workshop will learn about sponges, how to locate them, how to collect samples and where to send them in for analysis. This project team needs your help to be able to gather more data and to unlock the secrets of the freshwater sponges in Minnesota! How lucky to be on the cutting edge of science!

Participants will each receive a sponge collection kit. ( part of an ENTRF funded project) Coffee and afternoon snacks will be provided Get your advanced training hours in for 2023!

Course Dates:

Meeting from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy holds a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. With over 30 years of experience in cooperative extension, Amy's career has been dedicated to intertwining her work with a passion for the environment. Since its inception in 2005, she has been an integral part of the Minnesota Master Naturalist program. Hailing from the Duluth area, Amy is a true native Minnesotan who has always cherished the outdoors, finding joy in sharing her love and knowledge with others.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension

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