Minnesota State Mankato’s Social Justice Lecture Series to Host 3 November Events that Address Birds and Conservation

October 26, 2023 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Social Justice Lecture Series is hosting three upcoming events about birds and conservation. All events are free and open to the public.

The Social Justice Lecture Series provided the following information about each of the events:

Wednesday, Nov. 1
“Raptors on Campus”
2:30-3:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium (located in Centennial Student Union)

The University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center will bring four raptors, including one bald eagle, to campus. The audience will learn about raptors in Minnesota and conservation issues that affect their well-being.

Wednesday, Nov. 8
“Birding for Everyone”
2-3 p.m. in Centennial Student Union, Room 201

May Vang from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Bird by Bird project will discuss the joy of bird watching and making birding more accessible. Lori Naumann will highlight eagles in Minnesota and the Minnesota DNR’s EagleCam project. The audience will learn about the importance of environmental stewardship for the future of birds.

Saturday, Nov. 11
“Invasive Plants Clean-Up” (Advance sign-up required: https://rebrand.ly/MinneopaCleanUp)
12-2 p.m. at Minneopa State Park

This is a group volunteer event to help clear invasive plants that threaten local birds. The event requires advance registration at least two days prior to the event. You can sign up for the event here: https://rebrand.ly/MinneopaCleanUp

For additional information about the Social Justice Lecture Series or any of these events, contact Carol Glasser, associate professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Sociology, at carol.glasser@mnsu.edu.

Co-sponsors for these events include Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Sociology and Department of Philosophy, Languages and Cultures, which are part of the University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Minnesota State Mankato Sociology Club; and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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