Upcoming Community Events


RSVPSharing Climate Stories

Hosted By the UMN Native American Medicine Garden

Thursday, September 28 From 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

The Climate Chaser is a mobile Recording studio inside of which people are invited to share their observation of a changing world. These conversations are curated and presented as an audio landscape filled with stories, observations and the sounds of the natural world. This workshop will be lead by Christine Baeumler, the Arts Director of the Backyard Phenology, and Rebecca Montgomery, a professor of forest ecology at the University of Minnesota. More Details...


Purchase TicketsFour Corners Feast

Hosted By: Gibbs Farm, UMN Native American Medicine Garden,
& Dinner on the Farm

Friday, September 29 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Join us for a scrumptious pig roast accompanied by locally grown, seasonal sides created by one of our favorite local chefs, Jenny Breen!  Also sample a variety of teas grown in the Native American Medicine Gardens. Encounter cultural stories told by elders & storytellers Tony Genia-Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa, John Hunter-Ponca, and Sally Hunter-Anishinabe. More Details...


Volunteer!Harvest Fest

Hosted By Frogtown Park and Farm

Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
946 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

The Climate Chaser will be at Frogtown Farms from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm sharing stories and we would love to have your help. This is a FREE event featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and activities for all ages. Enjoy the fresh bread and warm harvest stew served in Frogtown Farm’s new outdoor kitchen. Stay for some music, and learn about making herbal teas and fermenting vegetables. Get inspired by the Frogtown Flavors recipe features. Paint a pumpkin to decorate your yard, and learn how to prep your garden for Minnesota winter. Say hello to fall with your neighbors! More Details...


RegisterMNPN 8th Annual Conference

Hosted By: The Minnesota Phenology Network
and the Minnesota Master Naturalists

October 20th - 22nd
University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station

We hope that you will join us the weekend of October 20th through the 22nd at the at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories in Lake Itasca, MN for this wonderful gathering of naturalists, educators, researchers, and phenology enthusiasts from all walks of life. More Details...


Purchase TicketsCelebrating Ten Years

with the Institute on the Environment

Thursday, November 16th at 6:45 pm
Aria, North Loop, Minneapolis, MN

Enjoy sustainable bites as you mingle and take in Backyard Phenology’s Climate Chaser camper, the People of IonE photography exhibition, and other entertainment. As part of the evening’s program, the Climate Quartet will give a performance; University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will deliver remarks, and IonE Director Jessica Hellmann will share her vision for the future of the institute. We'll also announce the winners of the first-ever IonE Solutions Prize, who will give talks about their inspiring work. More Details...