ADV - Freshwater Sponges in Minnesota
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!
Meeting from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:
- Wednesday, December 20, 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.
University of MN Extension
Seats Taken: 18 of 20