2020 Online Programming


2020 Mac-Grove Webinars

Please use the links below to reserve your spot for one of the “Mac-Grove Masterclasses.” Registration is free, however participation will be limited to 25 individuals on a first-come basis. We will update this page with resources before and after the webinars for downloading & sharing.

Webinars will be recorded and shared with the community, unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Webinars

Resilience: Learning How to Manage Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak/Social Distancing

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Sam Hedden of Mental Health Minnesota.


Learn how to manage your mental health during COVID-19, some tips, tricks, and apps to assist in staying mentally healthy.

Learn more.

Register for this webinar here.


Past Webinars

Overdose Prevention Training*

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

On average, 128 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, roughly 1 person every 11 min. Learn more about the epidemic & how to help

The Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN) provides training for organizations and individuals on the administration of naloxone, also known as Narcan®, the medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. This training covers basic naloxone pharmacology, recognizing overdose symptoms, and all administration types (IM, nasal and auto-injector).

This training will consist of learning about who we are here at SRHN, more about the Opioid Epidemic and on how to identify if someone is overdosing and how to administer Naloxone to save their life.

Objective:

  • What naloxone is
  • How it works when administered to a person who has overdosed
  • How to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
  • When to give naloxone to a person who has overdosed

Learn more.


Visual Storytelling: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Join the University of St. Thomas and MGCC for an artist talk by Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) Artist-in-Residence Jessica Turtle. Jessica will explore the inequities of climate change through visual storytelling.

Jessica’s SCP artist-in-residency explores the inequities of climate change, both regionally and globally, through visual storytelling.  Jessica will share her artistic process and artwork.  

Also, learn more about how St. Thomas students are applying what they learn in class to partner with Twin Cities communities on climate resiliency and engagement.  

Finally, St. Thomas libraries will share resources at the St. Thomas library to explore this topic in more depth.  

This event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas Libraries, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, and the St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership.


Recorded Webinars

September 30th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Read Brave: Climate Justice
Eric Wojchik, Planning Analyst, Metropolitan Council
Maria Dahmus, Director of Sustainable Communities Partnership, University of St. Thomas

Join neighbors, students, and friends to discuss the Saint Paul Read Brave book, Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, and learn from local groups working towards a more sustainable future.  To kick off the discussion, the University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership and the Metropolitan Council will highlight their multi-disciplinary collaboration for climate resiliency in the Twin Cities.

View the recording for this webinar below!


July 29th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Backyard Biodiversity for Pollinators
Laura Schneider of the Pollinator Friendly Alliance

More people have become interested in transforming their backyards from a turf-centric lawn into mini ecosystems of diversity with colorful blooms and nesting areas to attract wildlife, birds and pollinators.

View the recording of this webinar below!

More resources on pollinators:


July 15th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Home Solar
Nick Nelson, Sales Consultant, All Energy Solar

In this session we learn about the progress in the solar industry, what types of solar are available, current incentives, and economics of a home solar project.

Find out if your home is a viable option for solar with Google Project Sun Roof.

View the recording of this webinar below!