Jonathan Poppele

is a naturalist, author and educator who works to help people connect more deeply to themselves, to others, and to the natural world. He earned a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota studying citizen science and ways to cultivate a personal relationship with the nature and taught at the U of M for many years before leaving to focus on his own projects. An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is an active member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society, serves as the Minnesota coordinator for Bird Language Leaders, and is the founder and director of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. Jon is also Head Instructor of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, MN, where he teaches meditation, mindfulness, and the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido.

Upcoming Events

  • Winter Wildlife Tracking in the Field, Mar 24 Join me for a day-long wildlife tracking workshop at North House Folk School Saturday, March 24, 2018 North House Folk School Grand Marais, MN Wildlife tracking may be the ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:49 PM by Jonathan Poppele
  • Winter Animal Tracking at North House Winterer's Gathering, Nov 17 Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:43 PM by Jonathan Poppele
  • Bird Language Weekend: Sep 9-11 Please join me for a special Bird Language Weekend Friday, September 9, 5:00 pm throughSunday, September 11, 12:00 noonAudubon Center of the North Woods54165 Audubon ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2016, 8:40 AM by Jonathan Poppele
  • Animal Tracking Class at River Bend Nature Center River Bend Nature Center will host Twin Cities wildlife tracker Jonathan Poppele of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project for a one-day introduction to the fundamentals of animal tracking. Our ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2016, 8:37 AM by Jonathan Poppele
  • Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey Jonathan Poppele is helping launch a new Citizen Science project: The Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey!The Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey is a joint venture between the Jonathan Poppele's Minnesota ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2016, 8:34 AM by Jonathan Poppele
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