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 Audubon Center of the North Woods. After a lovely breakfast at the Audubon, we will head out to the Hinckley Fire Museum for a guided tour. Next, we will make our way to St. Croix State Park for a bag lunch in the Trail Center, a chat with the State Park Manager, and some time to explore the park. We will meet with DNR staff for a brief introduction about Scientific and Natural Areas at the Trail Center, before finishing our day with a guided exploration of the Kettle River SNA. We will return to Audubon with plenty of time to complete check-in for the full conference and get settled before dinner!
We are ready to take up some of the big, gigantic, colossal questions and issues that face our field and our society once again: climate change, species extinctions, diversity and equity. But this time around, we invite you to focus a bit less on the practical and tangible and a bit more on big ideas, big questions, and the shape of our future. We must stay grounded in our commitment to Thinking Outside, while still daring to stretch out of our own comfort zones and start to Outgrow the Box that we have thrived in for so long. Check out the Conference Guide to learn more. See you at Audubon!
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