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What is an Individual Placement?

You may be familiar with our field crews and how they serve outside doing conservation projects with different agencies. Did you know we also have… Read More

Top 5 Natural Areas to Explore in Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Iowa may seem like a state full of farmland (and it… Read More

Sustainability tips to help reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   If you are a nature lover like I am, you probably… 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

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

Why do we cut down trees?

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Eastern Iowa Field Coordinator, Brad Lathrop, cutting black locust. Photo by… 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

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

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

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jacqueline Kovarik

Jacqueline Kovarik works with maps for a living as a Geographer with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Jacqueline served in the Corps in 2011… Read More