August 14 Event: Happy Hour at Republic 7 Corners

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Please join us for the August 2014 installment of the Twin Cities Tropical Environments Network! This month will be a social event for networking and conversation at a hip location next to the University of Minnesota campus.

Thursday, August 14 from 5 to 7 pm
Republic 7 Corners
221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis MN

Happy hour runs until 6 pm. We’ll try to find a spot outside if the weather is nice, otherwise look for us indoors!

We invite everyone who is interested in the tropics to attend our event, including those from the private sector, NGOs, and academia. No need to RSVP, but you can add your name to our mailing list here.

Also, SAVE THE DATE for events this fall!
September 11 – Prof. Bill Moseley from Macalester College
October 7 – Prof. Jennifer Powers from the University of Minnesota
November 11 – Dr. M. Jahi Chappell from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

June 17, 2014 Event: Happy Hour at Republic 7 Corners

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We’re excited to announce the June 2014 installment of the Twin Cities Tropical Environments Network! This month will be a social event for networking and conversation at a hip location next to the University of Minnesota campus.

Tuesday, June 17 from 5 to 7 pm
Republic 7 Corners
221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis MN

Happy hour runs until 6 pm. We’ll try to find a spot outside if the weather is nice, otherwise look for us indoors!

We invite everyone who is interested in the tropics to attend our event, including those from the private sector, NGOs, and academia. No need to RSVP, but you can add your name to our mailing list here.

May 22, 2014 Event: Happy Hour at Aster Cafe

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We’re excited to announce the May 2014 installment of the Twin Cities Tropical Environments Network! This month will be a social event for networking and conversation at a beautiful location next to the Mississippi river.

Thursday, May 22 from 5 to 7 pm
Aster Cafe
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis MN

Happy hour runs until 6 pm. We’ll try to find a spot outside if the weather is nice, otherwise look for us indoors!

We invite everyone who is interested in the tropics to attend our event, including those from the private sector, NGOs, and academia. No need to RSVP, but you can add your name to our mailing list here.

April 23, 2014 Event: How do tropical trees get their fix?

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We’re excited to announce the April 2014 installment of the Twin Cities Tropical Environments Network!

Wednesday, April 23 from 6 to 8 pm
Institute on the Environment
1954 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul MN

University of Minnesota PhD student Maga Gei will present a talk entitled “How do tropical trees get their fix?”

Across the planet, most nitrogen fixation occurs within tropical biomes. But for individual nitrogen-fixing trees, rates of fixation depend strongly on local environmental conditions. In this talk, Maga will explain how nitrogen-fixing trees in the dry forests of Costa Rica tune fixation to available resources.

From 6-6:30, we’ll converse over snacks and drinks, catered by the Seward Coop. At 6:30, we’ll hear Maga’s presentation. After 7 pm, we’ll continue the conversation over refreshments.

We invite everyone who is interested in the tropics to attend our event, including those from the private sector, NGOs, and academia. Please RSVP.

Parking: The closest pay parking ($6) is the Gortner Avenue ramp; there is also ample free parking along Cleveland Avenue and side streets after 5 pm. The campus connector stops at the corner of Buford and Gortner.

Kick-off Networking Event – February 5

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Twin Cities Tropical Environments Network (TC-Tropics) is happy to announce our kick-off event!

Wednesday, February 5 from 6 to 8 pm
Institute on the Environment
1954 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul MN

From 6-6:30, we’ll converse over snacks and drinks, catered by the Seward Coop. At 6:30, we’ll hear a series of flash presentations (3 minutes per person) about your research, work, or play in the tropics. After 7 pm, we’ll continue the conversation over refreshments.

We invite everyone who is interested in the tropics to attend our kickoff event, including those from the private sector, NGOs, and academia.

Parking: The closest pay parking ($6) is the Gortner Avenue ramp; there is also ample free parking along Cleveland Avenue and side streets after 5 pm. The campus connector stops at the corner of Buford and Gortner.