Science in Action- Mussel Conservation

The “mussel shed,” as it’s affectionately called, at the Minnesota Zoo may not portray the most typical laboratory scene, but it’s a bustling hub of Read More

Breeding Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Zoo has been supporting the freshwater mussel conservation projects of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) for many years with the goal of establishing healthy Read More

Wednesday, August 11, 2021|Conservation, In The Field|

Take Action- Responsible Water Recreation

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason- our glistening lakes and rolling rivers are second to none! And Minnesotans certainly Read More

Taking Action for Bison

July is National Bison Month, and there are many ways you can participate and take action on behalf of this iconic species. This special month Read More

Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July, a month to focus on reducing the amount of single-use plastics we use for the month, and hopefully beyond! Below are Read More

Thank Our Pollinators!

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Read More

Monday, June 21, 2021|Conservation, Uncategorized|

World Rainforest Day – June 22, 2021

World Rainforest Day is an important day that gives a platform to the conversation of saving our planet’s rainforests. Rainforests are vital for the earth’s Read More

Wednesday, June 16, 2021|Conservation, Tropics Trail|

Behind the Scenes: Coral Conservation

Minnesota, being many miles from the nearest ocean coastline, may not be the most likely place to find coral conservation, but at your next visit Read More