Aquatic plant identification workshops

The workshop will be held July 25, 2024 on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration fees for this workshop are $90 and lunch is provided. This workshop sells out every year, so register to reserve your spot!

Did you know that Minnesota is home to six native watermilfoil species along with one invasive watermilfoil? Or that we have eight species of carnivorous bladderworts? These workshops are a great opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of our underwater forests. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota Extension, register for this fun, hands-on workshop today! 

Join us in a room filled with aquatic plants gathered from across the state with experts guiding you through how to identify all of them. This workshop is geared toward all levels — from beginners to experts — and you don't have to be an AIS Detector. Consultants that provide aquatic plant surveys for hire have the opportunity to complete this workshop and pass an accompanying test to be recognized on the list of surveyors of aquatic plants in lakes on the Minnesota DNR’s website.