The main workshop program will begin on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 9:00am at Carleton College. The workshop will conclude at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 16. Unless you are local, plan on arriving in Northfield on Sunday so that you can be present for the entire workshop.
Two pre-workshop webinars will be held in October. Please plan to attend these webinars. If you are unable to attend in real-time due to schedule conflicts, they will be recorded, so you can view them at your convenience. The workshop will build on ideas covered at the webinars, so we require that all participants either attend or watch the webinar recordings prior to the workshop.
Pre-Workshop Webinar 1: Earth Education for a Sustainable Future: Supporting departments and programs through InTeGrate
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Register by: Sunday, Sept 15, 2019 - View Recording
Presenters: Ellen Iverson (Carleton College), Stefany Sit (University of Illinois at Chicago), and John McDaris (Carleton College; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Register by: Sunday, Sept 29, 2019 - View Recording
Presenters: Kim Kastens (Columbia University) and Anne Egger (Central Washington University)
Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to and from the workshop. Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you if you provide us with your travel information in advance.
Maps and directions to Carleton College are available on the Carleton College website.
Accepted participants will be provided up to $500 reimbursement for transportation as long as they attend the workshop in its entirety and attend or watch the recordings from the pre-workshop webinars. See more details about the reimbursement.
An interactive campus map of Carleton is available. Workshop activities will take place in the Weitz Center.
Travel by Air
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is the closest airport to Northfield. Unless you are local, we ask that you plan to arrive on Sunday, October 13 (hotel check in starts at 3), and depart no earlier than 3:30pm (and ideally after 4pm) October 16, so that you can attend the workshop in its entirety. To better coordinate shuttle carpools, if possible, please arrive no later than 10pm on Sunday, Oct 13. Note that travel to and from the MSP airport will take longer than usual due to airport and road construction.
Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you based on your arrival and departure times if you provide us with that information in advance, via the travel information form. To help coordinate carpools, please try to arrive before 10pm on Sunday, Oct 13. We will provide you with estimated shuttle pick-up times. The shuttle service will be aware of your scheduled arrival time and will require your cell phone number, so please provide that on the travel information form. Airport transport information will be provided to all participants as the workshop dates approach.
Travel by Rail
There are Amtrak routes that serve the Minneapolis-St Paul region.
Travel by Car
Directions from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Northfield
- I-35W South to Highway 19 East (exit 69, Northfield exit).
- Drive east on Highway 19, 11 miles to Northfield.
- At the first stop light (where Highway 19 merges with Highway 3), turn left.
- Country Inn is immediately on your left, and the Fairfield Inn is .3 miles past the Country Inn.
If you are driving north to Northfield, the directions from I-35 are the same. Just watch for exit 69 from the other direction.
Double occupancy room reservations have been made for all participants traveling to the workshop at the Fairfield Inn, for three nights beginning October 13. (In the event that the Fairfield Inn fills, we have back up accommodations at the Country Inn.) Hotel check-in begins at 3pm.
Note: The grant will not cover lodging for local participants (those from the Twin Cities or Northfield). If you would like to obtain lodging at your own expense, please contact Caroline Smith (email@example.com).
A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available, with the understanding that you will be responsible for the additional cost ($65.68 per night, which will be paid through the payment page.
Reservations will be based on information submitted on your registration form; please do not make your own reservations.
The distance between the meeting space at Carleton College from the hotels is about 0.5 to 1 mile, and downtown is about 2-3 blocks from the hotel. There will be some walking in between the main conference room and the break-out spaces. Please let us know if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility. If you need other arrangements, please include that information on your registration form.
If you need other arrangements, please call Caroline at 507-222-4545 or include information on your registration form.
Both the Fairfield Inn and Country Inn offer free wireless internet access throughout their buildings. Internet access will also be available in the workshop meeting rooms at Carleton. Cellular reception is good throughout the region.
Both the Country Inn and Fairfield Inn will serve continental breakfast each morning.
Lunches, dinners, and refreshments that are part of the official workshop program will be catered or in Carleton dining facilities. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. When you register you will have the opportunity to indicate dietary restrictions if you require special meals. The price of all meals during the official workshop program are covered. Attendees are expected to pay for their own meal(s) on Sunday.
Northfield is a small town about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota's weather in October is highly variable. Please check the weather close to the workshop to prepare for snow, rain, or sun!
- Campus Map
- Map of Northfield ( This site may be offline. )
- Information about Northfield
- Northfield Dining and Grocery (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 18kB Oct8 19)
- Carleton Visitor Info and Campus Map
- Current Northfield Weather Conditions (more info)
For more information:
Monica Bruckner (mbrucke at carlton dot edu)