Fall 2012: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve LTER, East Bethel, Minnesota
The 2012 ESA-SEEDS Fall Field Trip will take place from September 20th -23rd at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR). Cedar Creek is a large ecological research site in central Minnesota with natural habitats that represent the entire state. Here the western prairies, the northern evergreen forests, and the leafy forests of the east all converge in a remarkable combination of plants and animals over a nine-square-mile area. Just a thirty-minute drive from the northern suburbs, there is no place of comparable biological diversity so close to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Minnesota County Biological Survey ranks Cedar Creek a site of Outstanding Biodiversity Significance, its highest rating, and the Nature Conservancy has named Cedar Creek an Ecologically Significant Area. The people of Cedar Creek are dedicated to understanding our planet’s ecosystems and how they are changing under human pressures. Protecting this area means protecting now-rare native habitats that once graced much of the midwest, and protecting the wildlife that lives there. Through research, conservation, and education, Cedar Creek will continue to bridge the gaps between science, community, and government.
Cedar Creek is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the Minnesota Academy of Science.
Cost: All expenses for this field trip are paid for by seeds with the exception of expenses students incur while traveling to and from their home airport (mileage or public transportation costs to home airport, airport parking, in-route meals).
Eligibility: Undergraduate students are eligible to apply who fully support the mission of SEEDS to promote diversity in ecology, with a graduation date no earlier than August 2012.
Join us for this amazing trip: Apply here for the 2012 Fall ESA-SEEDS Field Trip to Cedar Creek, MN.
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