Minnesota Master Naturalist

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BWBR - Big Woods Big Rivers - Bell Museum

Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Ave West , Saint Paul website

2088 Larpenteur Ave West
Saint Paul, MN 55113

This class is full.

Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural world around you? Then this is the class for you! This class will focus on the Big Woods, Big Rivers biome. The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota has many excellent opportunities to learn about plants and animals, and you will see some behind the scenes places not readily available to others.

Topics to be covered include: animals, birds, water quality and chemistry, geology, ecology, human impacts and more. All students will complete a group capstone project in class.

Classes are a mix of in-class instruction, field trips and small group activities. Attendance at all class sessions and completion of a capstone project is required for graduation.

Class will go late on Wednesday June 26 so that you can be dismissed early on Friday.

The course cost is $295 and includes course manuals and supplies.

If the course cost is a hardship, please fill out the scholarship application. After the scholarship is fully processed, you will receive a code to be entered in the on-line registration process. Please wait until you receive that code to complete registration.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 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.

John Loegering

John is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Minnesota Crookston, and an Extension Wildlife Specialist. He has worked with the University of Minnesota Extension Service on wildlife-related issues with the Master Naturalist, Master Gardener, and Woodland Adviser programs since 2001. He regularly speaks to groups on human-wildlife interactions, wildlife damage management, and enhancing landscapes for wildlife. His collegiate teaching focuses on Wildlife Ecology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Fisheries Management, and Environmental Statistics. His research focuses on habitat associations and reproductive performance of wild birds. John holds a BS in Biology and Zoology from North Dakota State University, a MS and PhD in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech and Oregon State University, respectively.

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