WORKSHOPS

MNA sponsors several free or low-cost professional development opportunities at venues around the Minneapolis and St.Paul Metro Area. Workshops are focused on content and practice for both naturalist staff and volunteers on topics including natural/cultural history, citizen science, recreation, and outdoor skills. Workshops are held three times during the year.

In order to provide the best experience possible for both participants and host sites, pre-registration is required for all workshops. Online registration will close prior to the workshop and a confirmation email will be sent to you. We apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins or requests made after the registration deadline has passed. If you have any questions regarding upcoming workshops or registration please email the MNA Professional Development Workshop Coordinator. 

    • March 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Springbrook Nature Center
    • 17
    Registration is closed

    Bats are truly amazing, and their place in the process of evolution continues to matter very much. This workshop covers bats from the time of the dinosaurs to the present. Amazing Bats reveals the evolution and distribution of bats, and the mechanics of their flight and echolocation. Following that, we look at how bat threats have changed, and perhaps changed us. Finally, the workshop looks at specific threats now faced, and what we can do to forestall further harm.

    Check-in begins at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

    Register to save your spot!


    Directions to Springbrook Nature Center

    100 85th Ave. N.E.

    Fridley, MN 55432


    TRAINING PARTNERS: Springbrook Nature Center

    MNA Professional Development workshops are offered at least three times a year. They are provided as a benefit of membership. Members attend for free and are given priority registration. Non-members can register after a designated waiting period and pay a $10 non-refundable fee. For workshops where space is limited, registration may be limited to members only.
    • June 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lebanon Hills Regional Park
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    Learn about dragonfly ecology and surveying options with the Minnesota Dragonfly Society. More details forthcoming.

    Check-in begins at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

    Register early to save your spot!


    Directions to Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center (Discovery Room)

    860 Cliff Road

    Eagan, MN 55123


    TRAINING PARTNERS: Dakota County Parks and Minnesota Dragonfly Society

    MNA Professional Development workshops are offered at least three times a year. They are provided as a benefit of membership. Members attend for free and are given priority registration. Non-members can register after a designated waiting period and pay a $10 non-refundable fee. For workshops where space is limited, registration may be limited to members only.
    • September 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wargo Nature Center
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    Join Ron Spinosa of the Minnesota Mycological Society for an in-depth exploration of mycology and mushroom identification at Wargo Nature Center. Further details forthcoming. Bring appropriate clothing for going outside.

    Check-in begins at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

    Register early to save your spot!


    Directions to Wargo Nature Center

    7701 Main St.

    Lino Lakes, MN 55038


    TRAINING PARTNERS: Minnesota Mycological Society and Wargo Nature Center

    MNA Professional Development workshops are offered at least three times a year. They are provided as a benefit of membership. Members attend for free and are given priority registration. Non-members can register after a designated waiting period and pay a $10 non-refundable fee. For workshops where space is limited, registration may be limited to members only.

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