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Saturday, May 20 • 8:00am - 1:00pm
FIELD TRIP: Cedar Creek Ecosystem (pre-registration and additional fee: $35)

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The University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is an incredible natural laboratory for ecological research, teaching, education and outreach: 5600 acres containing an astonishing diversity of ecosystems, from prairies to pine forests to oak savannas to peat swamps, and all these habitats' associated plants and animals. Over the last 75 years, scientists working at Cedar Creek have pushed the boundaries of our understanding of the natural world - the modern science of ecosystem ecology and food webs was developed here, as was the technology to track wildlife using radio collars. Current research on biodiversity, prescribed burning and climate change continue to shape the way we understand the world around us and our impact on it. Cedar Creek also has a strong education and outreach program. We host thousands of K-12 students on field trips each year, provide tours and programs for adults, special interest groups, and the community, and run several citizen science initiatives. One of these, the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project, is an 8-year old volunteer research and monitoring project studying declining woodpecker populations in Minnesota. Another, the Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey, is a new project that documents and studies the diversity, abundance and habitat use of wildlife on Cedar Creek's property. Both these programs will be highlighted at CitSci 2017. We are also in the process of developing a participatory phenology and cultural history trail for visiting school groups and the general public that will open in spring 2017, and host one-off citizen science events throughout the year (Christmas Bird Count, Breeding Bird Survey, BioBlitz, etc). CitSci 2017 attendees are invited to visit Cedar Creek for a tour of our long-term research experiments and citizen science projects and to learn more about the work we do with citizen scientists of all ages and backgrounds.

Intended Audience: Anyone interested

Fee: $35; pre-registration required

Note: depart the Intercontinental Hotel at 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Offsite - depart from Intercontinental Hotel