**SPECIAL NOTICE as of 3/26/2020**
Hello 2020 Itasca Field Course Students,
We here at Itasca are extremely grateful that you have enrolled or were considering enrolling in our 2020 field courses, and we were excited in anticipation of the upcoming field course season. Due to advice related to COVID-19 from the University of Minnesota, all 2020 field courses at Itasca will be cancelled. These field courses will not translate as online offerings, so the courses, as planned, can not logically be run. Please seek advice from your academic advisor(s) in order to find a solution or replacement that best fits your needs. It is a heavy heart on our end - we wanted to have you here looking for fungi, sequencing microbes, tracking fish behavior, and trapping mammals. Please keep us in mind for 2021, as we hope the future holds a return to our 100+ year history of holding field courses at Itasca. We appreciate you, and thank you for understanding the need to keep you and our community safe and well.
Director Jonathan Schilling, Coordinator Laura Domine, and the rest of the Itasca Staff