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Itasca orientations + Annual retreats

Phytograds at Itasca with canoe

PBS Itasca Orientation

In the week before fall semester begins, first-year students in the PBS program participate in a workshop at the Itasca Biological Research Station located on beautiful Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Students receive orientation to the program, participate in wet-lab and field-work modules, and get to know other students and faculty in the program. Students find that the Itasca experience provides the knowledge and relationships needed to succeed in the graduate program.

PBS Annual Retreat

This one-day retreat is an annual event held at the Como Conservatory at Como Park. PBS faculty, PBS students, post docs, lab technicians are invited. Typical activities include first-year student introductions, research talks from graduate students and post-docs, presentations by faculty and administraters in the department, a poster session, and a fun activity for everyone to enjoy

Take a look at Orientations and Retreats from previous years.