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Become an Aquatic Invasive Species Detector

Are you a member of the public that has a desire to learn more about getting involved with the fights against the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota? Are you looking to build your skills in AIS identification and reporting? Do you want to be a part of the solution to AIS problems in Minnesota?
Become an Aquatic Invasive Species Detector, a volunteer network and science-based training program launched by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in partnership with U of M Extension. Registration is now open to become an Aquatic Invasive Species Detector! More information about the program and how to register can be found on the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center site.


City Nature Challenge: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Which city in the United States has the most nature? The City Nature Challenge 2017 (April 14-18) will help us find out!
Just in time for National Citizen Science Day (April 15) and Earth Day (April 22), 16 U.S. cities are asking residents of and visitors to these urban areas to explore nature all around them and document the species they find. It all starts on Friday, April 14th and runs through Tuesday, April 18. Not only will these observations help build up the baseline of Minnesota biodiversity, but it also provides data for our local scientists, land managers, and governments about the areas they study and care for.
Who will come out on top? Which city will have the most species found, the most observations, the most citizen scientists involved?
University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension firmly believes that this challenge is something all Minnesotans can get behind. Let us show the rest of the nation what Minnesota biodiversity is all about!
So what can you do to help the Minne…