Stories of new discoveries, problem-solving, science and stewardship of Minnesota’s natural resources from University of Minnesota Extension. 

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Overwintering Birds

In this episode, we learn from John Loegering, University of Minnesota Extension Wildlife Specialist, about how birds survive and thrive in cold Minnesota winters.

Teaching & Talking about Controversial Issues

Environmental issues can be complex and controversial. In this episode, Extension Educator, Andrea Lorek Strauss, shares her experience and suggestions for teaching an...

Leave your Leaves for Pollinators

In this episode, Jill Utrup with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service talks about why it’s worthwhile to “leave your leaves” on yards and gardens this autumn to support ...

Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

Do you have an idea for improving the natural environment in your community? In this episode, we learn about how the University of Minnesota Extension's Regional Susta...

Hybrid Poplar and the New Bioeconomy

In this episode, we talk with Extension Educator, Jeff Jackson, about Hybrid poplar, a fast-growing tree that might help us tackle climate change, pollution, and provi...

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