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October 27, 2021, Issue 243


First episode of The Story of Nitrogen podcast released
The Story of Nitrogen is a new five-part audio series by extension educator Greg Klinger. Klinger interviews agronomists, ecologists, geologists, farmers and lake scientists, exploring how one nutrient shapes life in fields and streams, soil and sea. New episodes will be released Mondays through November 2021.

Reminder: Watershed Innovations (WINS) Grants Program
WINS catalyzes lasting collaborations enhanced by WRC capabilities. The program supports projects that: innovate to address important water resource concerns in Minnesota; collaborate to advance interdisciplinary inquiry; educate students and early-career researchers on team science skills; and sustain research efforts through extramural sources.
Deadline: November 1, 2021


Minnesota Watershed Specialist Training
Fourteen week course:  January 18 – May 1, 2022
Application deadline: January 3, 2022

National Sea Grant College Program: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Deadline: April 1, 2022

National Sea Grant Advisory Board Seeks Membership Nominations
Nomination review begins January 31, 2022.


Environmental System Science
This FOA will consider applications that focus on measurements, experiments, field data, and modeling to provide improved understanding and representation of ecosystems and watersheds in ways that advance the sophistication and capabilities of models spanning individual processes to Earth system scales.
Deadline: February 10, 2022


WRS Seminar Series - Twin Cities
How the TV Show River Monsters Can Help Us Understand Water
Stuart Deets, Scientific and Technical Communications
October 29, 2021
375 Borlaug 

What is the Water Network?
The U of M Water Network is a systemwide virtual community to serve all scholars with water interests, including faculty, staff, postdocs, and students. Learn more about the Water Network activities and how you can become a member.
October 29, 2021
10:00– 10:45am

AIS Detectors Webinar Series
Understanding starry stonewort invasions in a changing climate
Ranjan Muthukrishnan, Assistant Research Professor, Biology, Boston University
November 3, 2021

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk: Exploring an Urban Treasure: The St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail
Kris Eilers, executive director, St. Louis River Alliance
November 3, 2021

Building Human Capital in Conservation and Watershed Work
People are the ultimate driver of change. This is no exception in achieving clean water and conservation goals in the Midwest.
November 10, 2021


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