MNA social events several times a year around the Minneapolis and St.Paul Metro Area. These are additional opportunities for our members to socialize and network outside of the annual conference.
On Thursday night we will be spending the night at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch. Our Friday will start off by caravanning to Whitewater State Park, where we will be spending the entire day. In the morning we will have a presentation by Scott Mehus of the National Eagle Center about the Golden Eagle research that has been happening there. Then we will break for lunch and have a little time to explore on our own. Then in the afternoon we will be taken on a tour of the less seen areas of Whitewater State Park by Interpretive Naturalist Sara Holger who will teach us about the unique geology and history of the area. We will conclude the day by heading to Eagle Bluff ELC just in time for dinner and the start of the Conference!
As Naturalists, we face many challenges. The ‘big picture’ issues challenges to stay relevant and inclusive, and smaller day-to-day problems can feel just as large when you add them all up. So this year, we are going back to basics, stepping back to focus on the everyday tasks we do: What can we do to improve our processes? Are there new tricks we can employ to make us more effective? Ways to organize curriculum more effectively? Valuable nuggets of information that will help us? Because sometimes even the smallest changes can make a world of difference! Check out the Conference Guide to learn more. See you at Eagle Bluff!
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