Today the team met up with Shannon Kesner and Shannon Judd from Fond du Lac Resource Management. From there we traveled south to Moose Lake state park and walked down a hiking trail. Every five feet we stopped in order to talk about some plants along the trail. We learned about Milkweed and its importance to the Monarch butterfly and Yarrow and how it can be used for bug bites and as a sedative. Both Shannons were very knowledgeable about such things and were able to tell us about any edible or medicinal plant we came across. 
We then traveled North to Jay Cook state park where we met up with a park naturalist who took us on a geological history walking tour in the park. We saw the different formations along the St. Louis River. We also learnt about the epic flood last year and saw markers saying how high how the water level had risen during that time and saw pictures of the swinging bridge after it was destroyed in the flood.Image
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About Diana Dalbotten

Diana Dalbotten is the Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts for the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota; and for the Geoscience Alliance, a national alliance for broadening participation of Native Americans in the Geosciences.

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