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August 2013 Archives

John Loegering has been profiled in a recent MN Pioneer Press article. The article describes Loegering's research, and leadership of a University of Minnesota-Crookston MAPS station for banding songbirds. It is the only monitoring site in the Red River basin. About this site, Loegering said, "It's part of the university's commitment to help move science forward, and this is one activity we could do that would be very useful. This northern prairie environment -- or at the edge of the prairie -- is an environment we don't have on a nationwide basis (in the survey), so this is our contribution."

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Minnesota Master Naturalist graduate, Ricey Wild, authored a brief reflection on her experience in the 13 Moons Minnesota Master Naturalist Class. Having lived most of her life in urban settings, Wild called the class her "'Urban Indian: Survivor' episode." All plant names were taught in both Ojibwe and English by staff from the Fond Du Lac Reservation. According to Wild, "actually saying the Ojibwe names gave real significance to my experiences." Wild also learned new information about area animals, culture, and geography. She started a capstone, focused on a pond near the reservation museum. in her words, "I haven't had such a good time since I splashed in mud puddles as a kid."

You can read the full article on page 15 in the August 2013 issue of Nahgahchiwanong Dibahjimowinnan, the Fond Du Lac Reservation Newspaper.

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Karen Oberhauser has been profiled in a recent MN Star Tribute article. The article describes Oberhauser's research, and leadership of the University of Minnesota's Monarch Lab. It also highlights her personal interest in Monarchs, and the power of Citizen Science.

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