Environmental Stewardship

Energy Transition Lab focuses on renewable energy

Dr. Hari Osofsky is director of the Energy Transition Lab, a new project of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment.


Kerrie Berg

Soil and Water to attack invasive species

The Cook County Board has signed off on an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention plan with funding from the state/ WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and Water district manager Kerrie Berg.


On the Nature of Teaching: The Learning Cycle

On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.


White-nose Fungus (Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation via Flikr)

National Bat Week: Oct 26 - Nov 1

Bats play an important role in our ecosystem and not just on Halloween!  Bats are often misunderstood and currently challenged by white-nose syndrome.


Bayfield high school group visits Russia's Lake Baikal

This past summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Siberia’s Lake Baikal to experience the culture and natural environment of Russia’s largest body


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center (Nature Nerd / Flikr)

On the Nature of Teaching

On the Nature of Teaching is a new monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.


Eurasian milfoil infestation

Studying invasive water species on East Bearskin Lake

Recently Cook County Soil and Water hosted an outing on East Bearskin Lake.


Lake Superior Water Trail working to connect Ontario and United States

Ontario is currently in the process of developing a Lake Superior Water Trail to include the United States and Ontario shoreline in a collaborative effort. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning s


Bumble bee

Bee researcher documents native species

There are at least 35 species of native bees living in Cook County and most of them winter either under ground or in cavities. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with DNR bee researcher Crystal Boyd.


Environmental Stewardship Awards include Minnesota recipients

This year's Environmental Stewardship Awards included three Minnesota recipients.