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Minnesota DNR webinars focus on the northern lights and winter animal tracks

Benji Kohn, volunteer mentor program coordinator, 651-259-5178

The Minnesota Department of Natural Re­sources invites people interested in wildlife and outdoor skills to check out the winter program schedule for the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.

In a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 27, Jes­se Gates, dark sky educator from Voyageurs Conservancy, discussed the science behind the northern lights and tips on where to see them, and Travis Novitsky, photographer and author, discussed indigenous peoples’ connection to the night sky and photographing the northern lights.

In a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 3, staff from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center will discuss the tracks that animals leave behind in the snow, interpreting the tracks and how learn­ing to read tracks can improve a person’s out­door skills.

The Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series webinars are free and offered year-round, though registration is required. Visit the Outdoor Skills and Stewardship webpage of the Minnesota DNR website (mndnr.gov/discover) for the registration portal, more information about upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

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