App developed by Professor George Vrtis and Professor Chris Wells (Macalaster College) in collaboration with colleagues and students at Carleton, Macalester, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program.

The “Minnesota Environments” app was released at the end of March, 2016 in the Apple and Google Play app stores.  Using geo-located maps and multimedia presentations, the app (and accompanying website) explores the people, places, ecosystems, and developments that have shaped Minnesota’s environmental history.  Each of the stories also invites you to join the conversation by contributing your insights, experiences, and thoughts.

The app was developed by Professor George Vrtis and Professor Chris Wells (Macalaster College) in collaboration with many generous and insightful colleagues and students at Carleton, Macalester, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program.  The current content for the site was developed by the students in Professor Vrtis’ fall 2014 seminar – History, Nature, and Smartphones – and is based, in part, on Vrtis and Wells’ forthcoming book, The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: An Environmental History.  Vrtis and Wells hope to continue engaging future students in their effort to bring Minnesota’s environmental history to the public and to stir conversations about our relationship with the natural world.

For more, see:

Minnesota Environments website

Minnesota Environments app on iTunes

Minnesota Environments app on Google Play