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AIS webinar: Seeking starry stonewort

Wednesday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.

The Aquatic Invasive Species webinar series brings in speakers from a broad range of aquatic invasive species topics to share the latest prevention, management, education and outreach updates. In this webinar, we'll describe how we overcame challenges to build a within-lake occupancy model for starry stonewort. 


Art in the Garden

Friday, August 16, 4–8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, August 17–18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Art in the Garden is a unique showcase of art and nature, featuring more than 70 local vendors, from culinary to crafts to fine arts. Arboretum guests of all ages can meet the artist, mingle, stroll, eat and shop. 


Sensory Friendly Saturdays at the Bell Museum

Next date: Saturday, July 20, 8–10 a.m.

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience the Bell Museum with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer visitors.


CFANS at the Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, August 22 to Labor Day, September 2, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

CFANS staff, students, alumni, and faculty: Sign up to volunteer as a greeter in our CFANS exhibit! Training is provided in advance. You receive a free admission ticket for the day and a CFANS T-shirt. 


Volunteer to be a College Day Crew Leader!

Wednesday and Thursday, August 28–29

CFANS Undergraduate Students: Want to make a BIG impact in a SMALL amount of time? Join us for a short-term volunteer opportunity and welcome incoming students to CFANS and the St. Paul campus! 


Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center Lab Tour

Last Wednesday of each month, 3–4 p.m.

Join us the last Wednesday of each month for a guided tour of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center Containment Lab (MCL), where you'll get an inside look at our state-of-the-art facility and discover the innovative research underway. It's a perfect opportunity for individuals curious about the world of science. Large group or a special occasion? Use the sign up form to request a custom tour!


Welcome Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 12, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Join the CFANS community for a welcome back ice cream social!


Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase

Wednesday, September 25, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

This one-day, in-person event is a chance to hear updates from our research teams on their latest discoveries in the world of aquatic invasive species.


CFANS Sampler and Homecoming Parade Party

Friday, October 25, 5–7:30 p.m. | Front Lawn of Folwell Hall (East Bank)

Save the date for this annual event!