Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Herpetofauna Monitoring at Cedar Creek

Herpetofauna Monitoring at Cedar Creek website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Study with experts naturalists, Beth Girard and Chris Smith on how to monitor and handle amphibians and reptiles from frogs, snakes, newts to salamanders. Learn the proper protocols, identification and safe handling techniques in captive situations and in the field. Build your field techniques for observation and photography. Learn how to use coverboards, drift fences, pitfall traps and more. Beth is a Master Naturalist Instructor and Chris is a Wildlife Ecologist and co-creator of Herb-Mapper a program he will share at the workshop. This all day workshop is the "be-all-end-all" for those who love herps and is held at the beautiful Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Monitoring herps on the site will be an outcome available to sign-up for after the class.

Registration fee: includes lunch and snacks.

Cost: $50 Master Naturalist and $55 for non-Master Naturalists, includes lunch and snacks.

Questions: Contact Stephan Carlson at carls009@umn.edu

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Registration Close - September 20th, 4:00 PM

The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Stephan Carlson

Dr. Stephan Carlson. Dr. Carlson has worked for the U of M Extension and the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences for the last 25 years doing outreach and teaching classes in environmental education (EE) and interpretation. He has worked in the fields of EE, outdoor recreation, informal science education and environmental interpretation for the past 35 years. In addition to his work teaching interpretation, he also teaches Science and Math summer school on the White Earth Indian Reservation. His research is on understanding the components that informal science experiences have on young people and how to develop quality programs that incorporate these components in environmental education.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


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