Sharing Stories of
Place, Climate, Change, Resilience

Add your voice to the Backyard Phenology conversation by attending an event.

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Exhibit on view: September 12 - December 9, 2023

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm

Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Find yourself within Backyard Phenology's gallery installation, part of the exhibition Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary: Works by Faculty and Staff. Visitors are welcome to walk around and step into the Climate Chaser mobile lab. Make yourself at home as you browse an archive of media and objects focused on people's relationships with the environment.

Exhibit preview

Listening & sharing session: Saturday, November 4, noon-3 pm

More details: Nash Gallery's webpage


Opening Reception for Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary: Works by Faculty and Staff

Silver camper in a gallery space, the door is open and interior lights welcome visitors

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5-8 pm

Future Together in Falcon Heights

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The Climate Chaser will be onsite at Spring Together, an annual event hosted by Falcon Height's Community Engagement Commission. Drop by to learn about Backyard Phenology and some of the citizen seasonal observations gathered over the years.

  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • 4 - 6 pm

Curtiss Field, Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Earth Day at Solar Arts

Illustration of a mobile camper with people inside

The Climate Chaser will be onsite at Solar Arts for Earth Day. Drop by to learn about Backyard Phenology and some of the citizen seasonal observations gathered over the years.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • 12 - 6 pm

Solar Arts Building, Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reframing Our Relations Community Meal and Conversation

Three people talking and listening, seated around a table set for a meal
  • Saturday, October 2, 2022

Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota

Climate Chaser and Natural Pigment Activity by Kim Boustead at Franconia

A silver camper and tent in a park-like setting
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • Noon to 4 pm

Presented as part of 4Ground Land Art Biennial at Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota

BioQuest at Franconia Sculpture Park

Silhouettes of animals in a circle, and a hand holding a cell phone

Join the University of Minnesota for a playful program that encourages visitors to pay attention to the plants and animals living amid Franconia’s sculptures. Guests of all ages can use their smartphones to photograph plants, insects, birds, mammals, fungi, and other living beings. Upload your photos to iNaturalist to generate a collaborative map of Franconia’s biodiversity.

Your observations will inform future artists, scientists, and visitors who want to learn more about Franconia’s ecology.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021

Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota

Photos from past events

People gather around a silver camper in a summer outdoor scene
View from inside the Climate Chaser camper, looking out the window at people gathered
Three people wearing black tee shirts stand around a table, situated outdoors on a green lawn
A long table with fifteen place settings. The colorful scene includes a red tablecloth, a large bouquet of colorful summer flowers, and living mushrooms under glass bell jars.

Are you unable to attend an event, but still interested?

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