Program subject to change.
Field trip fees are separate from conference registration.
Conference registration is not required to attend a field trip.
Details will be added as they become available

All times CST.

Field trip registrations are open! Registrations close Friday, November 4. There will be a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations received by November 4. No refunds will be given after this same date.

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

Monday, November 14 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am | $45

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Located on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) Containment Lab is a state-of-the-art facility supporting lab-based aquatic invasive species research. The lab features:27 large fish tanks and 50+ aquaria, 4 plant growth chambers, and multiple dedicated rooms for invasive aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish, and pathogens and microbes. Tour participants will get the chance to see and learn about several current MAISRC projects in the lab, including herbicide challenge tests for hybrid watermilfoil, genetic biocontrol methods for zebra mussel control, invasive carp social conditioning deterrent studies, and more.

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Monday, November 14 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm | $35 FULL

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research lab and educational facility under the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. At SAFL, students, faculty, scientists and engineers study water, wind, and a whole lot more. With SAFL’s unique location on the Mississippi River, the Lab is able to utilize the natural 50 feet of water drop of Owámniyomni (St. Anthony Falls) to let 2,200 gallons of river water run through the building every second for experiments. Take a tour of the Lab to learn about our history, experiments, and current cutting-edge research.