Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

1.	Dan Engstrom sampling sediments in a sulfate-enriched cattail-dominated wetland
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From mercury to manoomin, sulfate causes ecological ripples in Minnesota waters

Common chemical in industrial discharges has far-reaching effects on lakes, rivers, and the plants that live in them.

Monday, January 8, 2018

St. Croix Watershed Research Station announces artist/writer residencies for summer 2018

The application deadline is February 28, 2018 to live and work at the historic St. Croix River cabin this summer while helping enhance scientific understanding through art.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Research Revelations: The St. Croix River's wild waters have experienced two big periods of change separated by a century

Here's what we know about how the river has changed since 1850.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Minnesota writers discuss using stories to both entertain and educate

Past Pine Needles artist-in-residence Sarah Stonich and local science author Shawn Otto discussed how their books are infused with cultural and political issues.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pine Needles: A pioneering program in connecting artists and scientists

Artists find inspiration and illumination by working with scientists, while researchers are intrigued and challenged by the artist’s perspective.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Engstrom receives prestigious water award

Longtime Research Station leader Dr. Daniel Engstrom was recently honored for his many contributions to studying and protecting Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Event will feature Minnesota authors discussing how fiction can increase awareness of social issues

Sarah Stonich, Shawn Otto, and the audience will have a conversation about 'novel activism' at Forest Lake library.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Remote lakes on Isle Royale are turning toxic and we don’t know why — yet

Scientists recently discovered more harmful algae blooms at the National Park in Lake Superior, a surprising problem for pristine waters surrounded by unbroken forests.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New director appointed at St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Dr. Jim Almendinger becomes third leader of scientific organization studying lakes, rivers and other waters around Minnesota and the world.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Unraveling global warming at the edges of Greenland's glaciers

Tag along with a Research Station scientist as he joins a team searching for answers about climate and water on the rugged and rapidly-changing Arctic island.


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