Reading the Woods: Forest Ecology in the Field
The woods-- we're surrounded on three sides here in Grand Marais, but there's much more to understand than simply trees. Join Featured Guest Lee Frelich of the U of MN Center for Forest Ecology for an in-the-field introduction to Forest Ecology. After a brief introductory session, students will carpool to a nearby forested site and learn to see the woods through the eyes of an ecologist, looking for evidence of storms, fire, deer and moose browsing, earthworm invasion and the early effects of climate change.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Dress for the outdoors and wear hiking shoes
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.