Announcement: Linnaeus Symposium - The Changing Climate: How Will We Respond?


Date:Thursday, July 18, 2019

Place: Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

A group of experts will share insights on the changing climate in Minnesota. In addition to an opening overview of the science, speakers will address the issue through the lens of vegetation changes, public policy initiatives, and individual action. The day will conclude with a closing dinner and an optional walking tour of the Linnaeus Arboretum.

Featured Speakers

An amazing group of Minnesota experts has been assembled as speakers for the Symposium.

Dr. Mark Seeley is Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate and regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio

Dr. Lee Frelich is the Director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Forest Ecology and Institute on the Environment

Joe Sullivan, JD, is the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Energy Resources at the Minnesota Department of Commerce

J. Drake Hamilton is the Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy   

Dr. Jim Dontje is the Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College

Ticket Information
$25 per person including dinner for Linnaeus Symposium Members (Join when ordering tickets to receive the discount if you are not a member)

$40 per person for non-members

To order, visit, call 507-933-7520, or send a check to Linnaeus Arboretum, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082.

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