Winter Naturalist Series

Spruce up your naturalist skills this winter with Outdoor U!

Saturdays, Jan 14 & 21, 2023

Online Registration

2023 Session Topics

From winter tree and shrub identification to lichens to the science of snow and snowflakes, past sessions have had something for everybody.

Saturday, Jan 14 | 6-8 p.m.
Owls of Minnesota
Meet in New Science Center 150; Campus Map

Owls may dazzle us with their calls but they are also full of other amazing adaptations for survival. Learn about the twelve owl species that can be found in Minnesota and how they survive year round. An outdoor hike under the moon to call for owls living at Saint John’s is also an option! This is a great event for kids so bring the whole family!

Saturday, Jan 21 | 9-11:30 a.m.
Winter Tree ID

A perennial favorite! Learn the tips and tricks to identify Minnesota native trees and shrubs in winter. Be prepared to go outside and put your skills into action.

snowflakes and oak leaveswinter in the prairie