Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Monday, December 19, 2016

Five super powers of Cyanobacteria

Ancient toxin-producing organisms have had a lot of time to get good at surviving. 

Le Seuer River erosion
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Made to wash away: The Minnesota River's geologic challenges

Human activities are drastically accelerating a normal post-glacial process.

Shawn Schottler presenting to the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance
Thursday, November 3, 2016

What it will take for cover crops to help the Mississippi River's clean water

Perennial plants can help slow runoff and improve water quality, but widespread adoption is stymied by economics and farm policy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pine Needles artist leads bookmaking class at Marine Elementary

Minneapolis book artist CB Sherlock recently returned to Marine to share her expertise with sixth-graders in Ms. Brown’s class.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Infographic: Minnesota's Water Is On A Pizza-And-Exercise Diet

We've spent decades and millions trying to reduce water pollution, but aren't seeing much success.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Six Science Stories For The National Park Service Centennial

We celebrate 100 years of some of the greatest laboratories – and landscapes – in the world. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Watching When, Where and Why Harmful Algae Happen in Minnesota Lakes

Intense and innovative investigation uses new tools to understand conditions that contaminate water.  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When Art and Diatoms Collide

New book of poetry from a past Pine Needles artist-in-residence explores the connections between people and the environment.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Bringing the Lab to the Lake

Television news crew heads out in the field with Research Station staff to share the story of harmful algal blooms.

Kim Roberts at Pine Needles
Monday, June 20, 2016

Pine Needles poet finds inspiration from the South Pole to the St. Croix

Artist-in-residence Kim Roberts will share her work inspired by Antarctic explorer Robert F. Scott this Thursday in Marine on St. Croix.


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