PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH A SCIENTIST ONLINE AT z.umn.edu/LWASonline (password: LWAS2020).
Many visitors come to Cedar Creek because they are interested in science and the study of nature and natural systems. It makes sense, given that this is a field station specifically designated for ecological research! However, there are limited opportunities to actually hear about the current work being done onsite directly from the scientists themselves. That has all changed, thanks to our monthly 'lunch and learn' series: Lunch with a Scientist! Each month, this free event features a different research topic presented by scientists who work at or in conjunction with Cedar Creek. If weather permits and the topic lends itself, we also go outside to see research in action! Wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, and come with your burning ecology questions. We will provide the brain food but we ask that you bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge.
Lunch with a Scientist meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, in the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center. Abstracts and biographies will be available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS a few weeks before each session. We look forward to digging deeper into our scientific work with you!
2020 Topics and Speakers*:
January 14th: Cedar Creek: Reflections, CC's Artists in Residence
February 11th: Nutrient Alteration Experiments, Cristy Portales Reyes
March 10th: Climate Change, Sam Potter
April 14th: Wildlife Research, Meredith Palmer
May 12th: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Elena West
June 9th: Aquatic Research at Cedar Bog Lake, Jim Cotner
July 14th: Bison, Chad Zirbel
August 11th: Native Bees, Elaine Evans
September 8th: Fungi, Peter Kennedy
October 13th: Small Mammals, Janine Mistrick
November 10th: Dendrochronology, Daniel Griffin
December 8th: Cedar Creek Food Webs, Eric Seabloom and Elizabeth Borer
*please note that topics and presenters are subject to change.