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Whitewater Watershed Lego Model

The Whitewater Watershed Lego Model is calling Cascade Meadow home for a few months. The scaled model measures approximately 5’ by 6’ and contains over 26,000 Lego bricks, many of which were donated to the project. The model shows the topography of the region and is...

Busy Fall at Cascade Meadow

Nearly 300 students visited Cascade Meadow this fall to learn about water and energy resource issues and solutions. We were also host to 15 painting students for a week-long workshop given by colorist, Camille Przewodek. Our interns from Saint Mary's University in...

In-Depth Information Sheets

Want more information on how pervious pavements work, how to install a green roof, or the output of a small wind turbine? Take a look at our In-Depth sheets for our storm water and renewable energy features. You’ll find more information on the sustainable practices used at Cascade Meadow and how you can integrate them where you live and work.

Links

Below are a selection of links to valuable resources for more information on energy, water, wetlands, and sustainability:

University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment – The Institute’s mission is to discover solutions to Earth’s biggest problems through cutting-edge research, partnerships, and leadership development.

Minnesota Wildflowers – Find photos and information about wildflowers that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native. This website is modeled after a field guide to help you identify something you have found.

The Birds of North America Online (From the CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY and the AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION) – BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. And most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – There’s a lot to see at the DNR’s website. Get the latest on engaging outdoor recreation opportunities in Minnesota, dig into MN ecology, find a new favorite MN state park, or read up on current issues in MN natural resources.

Podcasts

When we find an informative podcast about energy, water, wetlands, and sustainable site planning and construction, we link to it here:

Using Biomass Efficiently to Make Hydrocarbon Fuels – Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (June 15, 2011). Eric Larson of Princeton Environmental Institute presents a guest seminar on the technical and economic performance of two specific gasification conversion pathways. Watch now.

HOURS

The Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center is open to the public

Tuesday - Friday 10 am-4 pm

LOCATION

There’s a lot to see in our building, so drop by or contact us by phone or e-mail.

2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-252-8133
swalker@smumn.edu