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Friends of the Research Station

Friends of the Station

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In 1996, the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station was founded to provide an additional level of public interaction and support for the research station. Members are invited to special Friends-only events which feature behind-the-scenes introductions to the research, scientists and activities at the station or in the St. Croix watershed.

Although grants and contracts support the cost of many research projects, these funds do not cover the ongoing costs of running the programs of the research station. Contributions from the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station are an important source of support to help us meet current operating expenses and grow our programs and facilities. friends of the station

New members of the Friends are welcome at any time; memberships begin at $50 annually. For more information on joining the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, contact at (651) 433-5953, or complete and mail this membership form (pdf).

Recent Friends Events

Archaeology on the St. Croix: New Investigations of the Sheffield Site
Ed Fleming, Science Museum of Minnesota

PechaKucha on the St. Croix?
Jim Almendinger, Mark Edlund, Dan Engstrom and Shawn Schottler, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Is it too late to act? Asian Carp swim into the Twin Cities
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Are we losing our Great Lakes?
Dr. Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service and Dr. Mark Edlund, SCWRS

Rain Forest Research in New Guinea's final frontier
Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota

What's Buzzing at the research station: An exploration of insect life in 3 different habitats
Ron Lawrenz, Toben Lafrancois and Len Ferrington (Warner Nature Center, SCWRS, and University of Minnesota)

Treasures of the Lost Gorge: An Urban River's Redemption
Mike Davis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


The River we have Wrought: Two Centuries of Human Impact on Water Quality in the Upper Mississippi River
Dr. Daniel Engstrom, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Cultural and Environmental Change in the Northern Mississippi Valley, ca. A.D. 700-1300
Dr. Ronald Schirmer, Minnesota State University Mankato

St. Croix Watershed Research Station Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, Sept.19, 2009
party and auction


Windstorms, Fire and Climate Change: Forest Change in the BWCA
Dr. Peter Reich, University of Minnesota

Tracking Curiosity: Minnesota to Antartica
Kathleen Heideman, Artist at Pine Needles


Climate Change in the Western Great Lakes: Evidence and Implications
Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota

Explore Spring Creek
Guided by Scientists of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Energy and Biofuels (Joint event at Warner Nature Center)
Clarence Lehman, University of Minnesota


Minnesotan Ice: The style and history of glaciation in Minnesota
Carrie Jennings, Minnesota Geological Survey

From Madagascar to Microscopes: breathing life into dinosaur bones
Kristi Curry Rogers, Science Museum of Minnesota

Paddling in Mongolia. (joint event at Warner Nature Center)
Mark Edlund and Jim Almendinger, SCWRS


Submerged Worlds: a bug's eye view of life in the fast lane
Dean Hansen, Wetbugs Press

The Handsaker Egg Collection: a glimpse into birding's past
Carrol Henderson, Minnesota DNR

Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the making of the birds of america. (Joint event at Warner Nature Center)
William Souder, Stillwater author

From Voyageurs to Sleeping Bear: science in the national parks of the midwest
Dr. Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, NPS

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To Boldly Paddle Where No One Has Paddled Before: Exploring the Lakes of Far Western Mongolia
Jim Almendinger and Mark Edlund, SCWRS

Probing the Past: The Environmental History of the St. Croix River
Mark Edlund, SCWRS and Laura Triplett, University of Minnesota/SCWRS

Adventures in the Canadian Arctic
Bob Binger, SCWRS Steering Committee

The Miracle of Monarch Migrations
Karen Oberhauser, University of Minnesota

Prairies in Bloom: Restoration at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station and Dedication of the Tornquist Site
Shawn Schottler, SCWRS

The Making of "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees"
Mike Day, Science Museum of Minnesota

Fufu to Whale Meat: Environmental Change in Tropical Africa and the Arctic
N. John Anderson, University of Copenhagen

Feminized Fish and Environmental Estrogens: Is There a Link?
Deborah L. Swackhamer, University of Minnesota

The Dinosaur Titans of Madagascar
Kristina Curry Rogers, Science Museum of Minnesota

Mysteries of the Deep: How mussels disperse themselves in the swirling waters of US rivers
Mark Hove, University of Minnesota

Following the Hoofprints of Genghis Khan
Mark Edlund, SCWRS

Modern Falconry: with live bird demonstration
Andy Weaver, Stillwater Area High School

Ecological Open House at the Pine Needles Land Preserve, featuring guided wildflower walks, cabin tours and wildflower photographs by Margaret W. Harmon

The Cross Site: Archaeology in the St. Croix Valley
Orrin C. Shane III, Science Museum of Minnesota

Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality
Book Signing with Carrol Henderson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Two Centuries of Human Impact on Water Quality in the Upper Mississippi River: The Legacy in Lake Pepin
Daniel R. Engstrom, SCWRS

Travelers Guide to Minnesota Wildlife
Book Signing with Carrol Henderson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Corridors: The Key to Wildlife from Yellowstone to Yukon
Lance Craighead, Montana State University

Spring Creek Spring Tour
Nature Hike with SCWRS Scientific Staff

Long-Term Vegetation Monitoring in 3D Stereo Photography
Jan Janssens, Lambda-Max Ecological Research

The SCWRS Core Research Program
Daniel Engstrom, SCWRS

Joint Events with Warner Nature Center

Birds In Flight
Carrol Henderson, Minnesota DNR