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The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota
October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree – $10
Wondering what the most recent data show about how the climate in changing in northern Minnesota and elsewhere?
Dr. Jessica Hellmann (Institute on the Environment), a national leader and scholar in climate change and climate change adaptation science, will be the keynote speaker in the morning. In the afternoon local leaders, including Meredith Cornett (Nature Conservancy, Duluth), Mark Grossman (Cass County Land Commissioner), and Keith Karnes (Forestry Director, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the future of northern Minnesota forests in light of the changing climate. The day will end with a guided tour of the extensive alternative energy installations at Deep Portage that have made the campus a net zero carbon facility. Representatives of profit and non-profit groups and organizations will be on hand to provide information about their climate change related services. Come join us. There will be lots of opportunities to engage in conversation with our presenters and each other.
FREE for students and anyone under 21. $10 for everyone else. FREE catered lunch for all.