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By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Feature find of the week, Crew members found an ammonite fossil at Belter! Have… Read More

A Summer at Shalom

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   Days for the Youth Outdoor 6 crew vary vastly. Our mornings typically… Read More

How I Gained Confidence Exploring the Outdoors Solo

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

An Ode to Leafy Spurge

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member After a couple demanding weeks of pulling introduced (“invasive”) species in the metro… Read More

My Trip to Three Scientific and Natural Areas in One Day

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   The late spring days were… Read More

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

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

Species Highlight: The American Woodcock

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member During college, the focus of my education was on wildlife and now during my… 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