Updates & Stories

Internship at the MPCA

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   “It’s a great day at the MPCA” Those words couldn’t be any truer. I am currently interning at the… Read More

How I Connect with Nature

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   “One thing I’ve learned in… Read More

Earth Day at Wargo Nature Center

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member When my project host told me about an individual service project opportunity at the… Read More

Q/A with Chia Xiong at Three Rivers Park District

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reached out to collaborate with and share stories from AAPI members of our outdoors community. Read More

From student to master: My experience in a naturalist course

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   It isn’t… Read More

IDEC Internships

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow If you were to ask me what is one thing that I find incredibly useful for college students, I would… Read More

I’m awaiting my favorite sign of the season

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program. It’s… Read More

Gearing Up In Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist / AmeriCorps Member Me, Bella, the New Recruitment Capacity Specialist in Iowa. Hello! My name is Bella and I’m… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Shelby Roberts

Shelby Roberts is the Education and Outreach Specialist at Scott Soil and Water Conservation District. Shelby served as an Individual Placement member in 2017. What… Read More

Real World Experience

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   School is fantastic; learning new things, finding your passion, and making friends along the way is what college/university means… Read More