Minnesota Phenology Network - 9th Annual Gathering

Participants of the MnPN 8th Annual Gathering


Time to register for the 9th Annual Minnesota Phenology Network Gathering the weekend of October 12-14th 2018 at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve!

We are a group of citizen scientists, researchers, educators, and enthusiastic Minnesotans, all of whom have a general interest in learning about nature and particular interest in phenology. We gather each year to share our thoughts and findings from the year, and learn from each other and experts in the field. There’s always plenty to learn for both novice naturalists to expert researchers! The gathering will include a mix of interesting walks, workshops and keynote presentations.  

The 2018 Gathering will take place at Minnesota’s only Long-Term Ecological Research Station, The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in East Bethel, MN.  (https://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/). While there, we’ll take exclusive tours of several research experiments not normally open to the public. Come see one of the nation's leading experimental research stations, located only 35 minutes north or the Twin-Cities, and enjoy the wonderful community experience that the Minnesota Phenology Network has to offer (https://mnpn.usanpn.org/).  

To Register: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2463528

Conference Schedule

Friday (Oct. 12th 2018)

4:00 - 6:00 pm Check-in  and registration
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 pm Keynote by Dr. Forest Isbell, Associate Director for Cedar Creek
9:00 - 10:00 pm Stargazing 

Saturday (Oct. 13th 2018)

Early morning Self-guided nature walks
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast 
9:00 - 10:30 Animal Tracking with Jonathan Poppele
10:30 - noon Cedar Bog Lake walking tour with John Latimer and Cedar Creek volunteer naturalists

Noon -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm Tours and workshops on biodiversity experiments, red headed woodpeckers and oak savanna restoration with Dr. Rebecca Montgomery and red headed woodpecker team.
5:00 - 6:00 pm Social hour

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 pm Keynote Dr. Sue Galatowitsch, Professor, Restoration Ecologist and Author
9:00 - 10:00 pm Stargazing 

Sunday (Oct. 14th 2018)

Early morning Self-guided nature walks
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - noon Phenology BioBlitz led by Josh LeonardLarry Weber, and Peter Harris
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch/Check out