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Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Noted speakers and presenters from throughout the country will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation followed by a delicious gourmet meal!
All dinners will begin with the presentation at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner. The cost is $25 per person for early bird reservations and $30 per person for reservations made the week of the event. Buy the entire series (all five dinners) for $100 per person or $180 per pair by calling Eagle Bluff. Pre-registration is required.
2017 Presentation Descriptions
January 14th – “Protecting our Water” with Dr. Joshua Lallaman
Freshwater resources are critically imperiled across the globe. Minnesota is fortunate to contain more than 10,000 lakes and 100,000 stream miles that provide habitat for fish and wildlife, places for recreation, and opportunities for economic growth. Unfortunately, over half of these waters currently don't meet the Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies standards for recreational use. Dr. Joshua Lallaman, Assistant Professor of Biology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will identify some of these major threats to freshwater and root causes of the problems. The presentation will end with a discussion of how community members can engage with water conservation, protection, and stewardship.
Main Course: Smoked Duck Breast with Black Garlic Aioli
Dessert: Wild Rice Pudding with Wine-Soaked Cranberries
February 4th – Information coming shortly!
March 4th – “Always a River Concert” with Ryan Lee
Enjoy an evening of acoustic songs and stories from Minnesota songwriter, Ryan Lee. Ryan creates newfangled folk music full of humanity and heart. He has traveled around the world; writing, performing, teaching, creating and sharing his emotional songs of the human experience.
April 1st – “An Evening of Stories: from Ruffed Grouse to Action” with Larry Dolphin
Through teaching strategies using mimicry, props, slides, story, and song; the story will be told of a life long connection to the natural world and how those enjoyable experiences manifested into the very important imperative to help others share that passion about our planet so that we might sustain it for all life.
May 6th – “Locally Laid” with Lucie Amundsen
Lucie Amundsen joins us from Northern Minnesota to discuss her family's pratfall into chicken farming and the surprising hope they found in the mysterious, little known and poorly named segment of "middle agriculture." Lucie, a writer, marketer and reluctant farmer, co-owns Locally Laid Egg Company with her husband. Locally Laid Egg Company is a farm that provides pasture-raised eggs and partners with a total of seven other mid-level producers. These farms source and sell within their own regions to reduce food miles and strengthen local economies. Lucie uses her Masters in Creative Writing to ghostwrite for a chicken in her recent book Locally Laid, 2016 Midwest Choice Award in Nonfiction.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
This is event is tailored for adult participants. Please inquire about bringing younger guests.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
There is a large parking on your left as you enter Eagle Bluff. Please drive to the stop sign, park in the lot on your left and then follow the event signs to the check-in table in the Discovery Center. There is also a drop off at the door option, follow the appropriate signs. However you must park your vehicle at the upper parking lot mentioned above.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Bridget Tonne, Events and Marketing Coordinator
Who do I contact about food allergies for dinner?
Please contact Bridget. Food allergies will be accomodated when possible if provided with information in advance.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your tickets cannot be switched to another date. Please refer to the cancellation policy.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update the information on the Eventbrite website.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring your printed ticket. Instead you will need the name of the person who made the reservation.
What is the refund policy?
To receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event (cancellation deadline is the Friday prior to the event by 4pm).
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When & Where
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) residential environmental learning center located near Lanesboro in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. We believe that together we can empower people to care for the earth and each other. We accomplish our mission through a variety of outdoor, hands-on and/or natural history-based programs.