Nov 18 Conservation on the Northern Plains

Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM North Regional Library. A panel discussion which challenges widespread assumptions about people and nature, reframing understandings of both in the process. They seek in the Plains to find the people, places, and stories that define conservation. In addressing conservation’s reach, they reflect on the ordinary, the extraordinary, and the spaces in between, covering species ranging from horses to honeybees and pheasants to wolves. This is a call to revisit conservation and re-engage in discussions of use and the environment. Conservation issues in eight states and Canada are considered, giving special attention to Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Nov 16 Give-to-the-Max

MISF is happy to participate in Give-To-The-Max 2017. The members of the MISF Board have committed to a 1-for-1 matching grant to the maximum of $250.


MISF meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. (Talk starts at 10:00). For September, October, and November, 2017 we will be meeting at North Regional Library at 1315 Lowry Ave in North Minneapolis. (In January, we will return to the lower level at Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South, in South Minneapolis.) There is a library parking lot and on-street parking is available. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Guests and interested persons are always welcome at these meetings. For more information, contact us.

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The Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum (MISF) exists to foster scholars, whatever their formal credentials or academic involvement. MISF strives to be encouraging and critical, always aware of what distinguishes good scholarship. We encourage all projects of disciplined intellectual inquiry.

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