Monarch week has begun at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center! Four generations of monarchs have hatched this summer from their eggs on Minnesota’s milkweeds. The generation, which will be winging it to Mexico and other wintering sites, have emerged from their chrysalis on the prairie. Dozens can easily be found ﬂitting from ﬂower to ﬂower as they fatten up on nectar before their ﬂight....Read more
Climbing Mount McKinley: The Program
The program was developed by an SCA intern a few years ago. It included a simulation of climbing Mount McKinley. One of the interpretation coaches wrote up her program into a “template” so that it could be presented by other interpreters after she left. The template was further developed last year by another SCA intern and a seasonal interpretation ranger....Read more
The Minnesota Waterfowl Association’s annual Woodie Camp is taking place here at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. For the first time this summer, the Center is abuzz with activity. Its dorms filled with campers, counselors and instructors. The campers are 13-15 year olds with an interest and some experience with waterfowl hunting....Read more
Today we had the end of season barbeque where each department presents what they’ve accomplished for the year. I presented the brood survey portion of the power point. It was a pretty good feeling to share all that we’ve done this summer....Read more
Originally published on August 5, 2011 on mainlinemedianews.comBy Alan Thomas firstname.lastname@example.orgIt’s hard to believe that you’re in Tredyffrin Township.Ray Clarke calls it “the Northwest Frontier,” as Diamond Rock Preserve’s 66 acres lie north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and just a bit east of the Route 29 slip-ramp construction on the south-facing slope of Diamond Rock Hill.
(SALEM, NH) August 8, 2011-The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, and EarthShare, a national environmental non-profit network recently teamed up to provide hands-on conservation opportunities for an ADP Inc.
Youth Conservation Leadership on Display at Denali National Park(DENALI NATIONAL PARK, AK) August 11, 2011—-U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), capped her “best of Alaska” tour with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Sen.
There are so many random things going on right now in the world of Yosemite wildlife. Variety is the spice of life, and it is definitely keeping life exciting.
The bears are generally eating natural food sources right now, which is great. We have been watching them eat apples, blackberries, and scouring logs for insects. The apples are blooming but are not quite ripe for human consumption....Read more
Base camp is where climbers begin their climb on Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 ft. Base camp is at 7,200 ft on the Kahiltna Glacier. Denali National Park and Preserve Mountaineering Rangers from the Talkeetna Ranger Station are camped here during the climbing season from late April until early July....Read more
More than 80 SCA presenters, panelists, members and alumni ﬂew the SCA ﬂag at Outdoor Nation’s recent Summer Summits.