Get ready for the growing season from the comfort of your home computer while you increase your knowledge about many aspects of Minnesota plants! Announcing the Minnesota Plants Spring Webinar Series! Join local horticultural experts live every Tuesday 7 - 8 p.m. March 2 - May 25 to explore collections, backyards & gardens from your armchair as you learn more about Minnesota trees, perennials, edible plants, houseplants & more... and get tips and tricks for your own garden!
Join the Department of Horticultural Science for the Spring 2021 Wednesday Webinar Series! Each virtual Wednesday session will begin at 3:30 (CST) and includes a guest speaker discussing various horticulture topics.
The Bell Museum presents Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice, from the Humanities Action Lab. This coalition of students, educators, and community leaders produces projects on urgent social issues. This exhibition was developed in cities across the US and around the world, including the Twin Cities. It focuses on storytelling and the experience of communities that bear the greatest impact from environmental degradation while contributing the least to it. Students and faculty at the University of Minnesota have contributed to the project over several semesters. We are delighted to support and share their work.
Hamm Lecturer Professor Tia-Lynn Ashman (University of Pittsburgh) will share her exciting research on how humans are impacting plant-pollinator relationships and plant biodiversity.
The Sustainability & Energy Expo welcomes all UMN students to present their work in sustainability through lightning talks, posters, and art/multimedia. This virtual conference draws student researchers, leaders, and advocates together to connect and learn from one another in addressing issues ranging from the campus to global scale. Local environmental leaders are invited to network with students and judge student work in their efficacy in communicating ideas.
Calling all graduate students! In a world of increasing diversity of perspectives, it is a skill to be able to listen and converse in a constructive manner. Graduate students will develop and hone these skills as it relates to climate change science and communication in two workshops on April 16th and 23rd. Experts in the field will teach, facilitate, and practice these skills with us. Students will leave these sessions with a firm grasp on successful communication frameworks and skills.
The days are getting warmer and the sap has started to flow… It’s maple syrup time! Gain a greater appreciation for this natural sweetener as Arboretum culinary instructor Ann Bercher guides you to learn about a seasonal plant-based treat! This event features unique recipes and uses along with maple trivia.
Teach-in: From Mohamed Noor to Derek Chauvin: Race, Policing, and the Criminal Justice System in Minneapolis
For the second time in less than two years, the city of Minneapolis will be the site of a police trial that has garnered national and international attention. Given the temporal proximity of these trials and the centrality of race (and gender) in both cases, this teach-in will take a deep look at the Chauvin trial from jury selection to trial arguments and commentary and will do so in a way that helps our students and communities better understand how race, gender, policing, and police violence are adjudicated.
Birds provide inspiration for Kim Russell and Emily Donovan, the two contemporary artists featured in this exhibition in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Reedy Gallery. While inspired by ancient legacies in art, each uses wildly different techniques. Both artists ensure the essence of their subjects remain in their finished work, rooted in a shared desire to provide a new perspective of our feathered friends.
In the face of a changing climate, Minnesotans are responding with innovative and collective efforts. To highlight these efforts, the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will be hosting a series of webinars about climate adaptation and resilience in Minnesota. The April MCAP webinar will be given by Lauren Jensen of the City of Rochester.