It's autumn once again and the Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network, better known as BAELN, is underway. This season's theme, Let's Talk about It encourages us to have discussion after the speakers' presentations to probe even deeper into the topic.
This season's events include:
May 17: A Plan for regional sustainability
June 16: Emerging Trends in aquatic invasive species management
** We are working with the Center for Life-long Learning to bring meteorologist/ climatologist Mark Seeley and photographer Don Brenneman, who have teamed up to produce the book Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota's National Park, to our area in November or December. Keep your eyes open for future notices. **
BAELN events are held the third Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Most events include a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by questions and discussion with opportunities for networking and refreshments. The events are free and all environmental professionals and interested community members are invited to join in.
The Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network (BAELN), now in its ninth season, offers environmental professionals and community members free professional development and timely information on environmental and sustainability issues.
BAELN is a collaborative effort of: Central Lakes College, Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District, Envision Minnesota, Initiative Foundation, MN Department of Natural Resources, MN Department of Transportation, MN Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Waters, The Nature Conservancy, and University of Minnesota Extension.
If you would like to be on the BAELN email list or for general information on BAELN, please contact Stephen Mikkelson at (218) 316-3887, or toll free at 1-800-657-3864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.