A conference for friends of Minnesota's natural resources

Hosted by Extension Natural Resource volunteer programs and the Bell Museum

 Join us May 17-19, 2024!

This year's conference features a collaboration with the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. We figured that two popular events for nature people at the same time in the same place ought to work together! 

Jointly offered events include: 

And we warmly invite Festival of Birds participants to join the Gathering Partners conference at any point, see special registration options on the Registration page.

There are many sessions, and our capnote speaker, Mark "Sparky" Stensaas are all about birds!

Registration is closed

A few field trips still may be able to accept last minute registrants. Please contact gatheringpartners@umn.edu for details. 

Conference Overview

Thursday, May 16

Friday, May 17 

Saturday, May 18 

Sunday, May 19 

Gathering Partners: A conference for friends of Minnesota's natural resources is brought to you by:

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