By Shelli-Kae Foster Did you know there are 350 – 400 different species of bees in Minnesota? Dr. Lewis Struthers, 79 -year old retired doctor and current University of Minnesota Master Gardener and bee keeper, met with a group of YES! students at Parkers Prairie as part one of a series of mini-workshops on native plants, bees and creating a rain garden. Lewis explained that bees communicate by
By Shelli-Kae Foster Rain gardens, water quality, climate change and what we can do to improve our water were all topics of discussion for the 11 YES! students who attended the YES! Winter Workshop at Northland Arboretum on March 5, 2019. Coralee Fox, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener in Crow Wing County, kicked off the day. She provided an in-depth look at what a rain garden is
By Sam Horner The Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) requested a Winter Workshop centered around the topic of energy, so that is what they got! The NLCS YES! team is learning all about electricity and energy, so they got to see where their school’s energy comes from. The team took a short trip to Lake Country Power in Grand Rapids. The team was met at the facility by engineers and
By Sam Horner This year, the Carlton YES! team wanted to do a Winter Workshop centered around energy and that is exactly the day that was planned for the team. Stops for the day included the Duluth Steam Plant and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, which gave the team insight into how energy is being used and generated in one of Minnesota’s most populated cities. The Duluth Steam
By Taylor Templer A Winter Workshop full of excitement and energy, attended by 11 students and teachers from the YES! teams at New London-Spicer, occurred at St. John’s University on February 26th. This "Spare A Watt, Save A Lot" workshop allowed students to connect with experts and gain information to position them for success as they excel in team-based projects this school year. Tom
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