Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Intro to Climate Science for Minnesotans

Intro to Climate Science for Minnesotans website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Are you interested in learning more about the science behind climate change? Join atmospheric scientist Dr. Sam Potter for the second round of this two-night class to deepen your understanding of this hot-button topic! The first session will cover the basics of climate science, both historically and in the present day. The second session will focus on the impacts of climate change on Minnesota and the Midwest. Everyone is encouraged to attend -- topics will be presented for a general audience and no science degree is necessary. Attendance at both sessions (February 6th and 8th) is required unless you have permission from the instructor.

Instructor: Dr. Sam Potter. Sam is a climate scientist currently living in the North Metro. He grew up in West Central Minnesota and got his bachelor's degree at University of Minnesota, Morris. He received a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University and worked as a climate science postdoctoral researcher and teacher at the University of Washington before moving back to Minnesota in 2016. He teaches about climate science and local impacts of climate change in the greater Metro Area.

The course cost is $30 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and outreach coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


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