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May 2021

Saint Anthony Falls in 2020

Learning from the Past: Environmental Justice and Transportation Corridor Planning

Wednesday 05/05/2021
Pay as you can

A conversation about how people today are responding to social and environmental justice questions raised by freeway alignment projects in the past

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Minnesota Night Skies in May (Online Event)

Wednesday 05/19/2021
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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Northern Leopard Frog

Minnesota’s Reptiles and Amphibians: Past, Present, and Future

Thursday 05/27/2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Join graduate students Sam Weaver and Tom Radomski as they share their research and help us learn more about common Minnesota amphibians and reptiles.

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June 2021

text: Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants with Heather Holm

Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, with Heather Holm

Wednesday 06/16/2021
Free

Join us virtually to learn how to select native plants that will attract specific bees and insects, including predatory and parasitic wasps, beetles, flies, true bugs, and lacewings!

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Silhouette of Trees Under Starry Night

Minnesota Night Skies in July

Wednesday 06/23/2021
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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Two women standing with net catcher

Bug-tastic!: Arthropod Bodies and How They Work, with the Bug Chicks

Saturday 06/26/2021
Free – $25

Join us for this 60-minute, live, virtual, family-friendly adventure with the Bug Chicks as we investigate the "super powers" of insects and other arthropods!

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July 2021

Sun in the center of 4 earths with different hemispheres highlighted. Angels in the background

Sospiri del Celeste

Thursday 07/08/2021
Free

In this special virtual event, the Bell Museum is partnering with Sospiri, an early music ensemble, to take you on a celestial journey through music from the middle ages, renaissance, and baroque.

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text: Bell Member Master Class: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with Elaine Evans, Extension Educator and Researcher, UMN Bee Lab

Bell Member Master Class: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with Elaine Evans, Extension Educator and Researcher, UMN Bee Lab

Tuesday 07/20/2021
Free for current Bell Members

This summer, our Bell Museum members are invited to join us to learn all about Minnesota’s state bee—the rusty patched bumble bee!

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Silhouette of Trees Under Starry Night

Minnesota Night Skies in August

Thursday 07/29/2021
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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5 bugs and magnify glass with text: Be a pest detective with Ramsey County Master Gardeners

Be a Pest Detective, with Ramsey County Master Gardeners

Thursday 07/29/2021
Free

Join us virtually to learn how you can use your sleuthing skills to determine what is causing trouble in your garden.

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