Conservation Symposium at the Museum of Natural History

Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Date: Friday – September 9th, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

In ecology, “edge effects” are changes to species populations and natural communities that occur where two habitats meet. Throughout our planet’s history, these edges have formed through natural means. But human activity has begun to outpace these processes, creating more edges and leaving fewer intact habitats. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s 2016 Conservation Symposium explores life “on the edge”—how human activity is pushing up against the natural world, and what’s being done to push back. Join us for informative talks by experts on invasive non-native species, habitat restoration and preservation, and endangered species.

#ConservationSympCLE features two keynote addresses by nationally regarded speakers. The first, presented by Dr. Louis Iverson, landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, and Dr. Clement Hamilton, president and CEO of The Holden Arboretum, will focus on climate change and the forest of the future. Steven I. Apfelbaum, ecologist and author of Nature’s Second Chance, will discuss the promise of regenerative agriculture and grazing practices as a win-win for both the environment and farming and ranching enterprises. Rounding out the day are talks by regional conservation experts on a diverse roster of topics including bumblebees, bobcats, plants, deer, and the status of Ohio’s wetlands.

Symposium registration is $20/person through 11:59pm Thursday, September 1. Registration increases to $25/person starting Friday, September 2. A boxed lunch (turkey or veggie sandwich) can be pre-ordered for an additional $12. The last day to pre-order lunch is Tuesday, September 6.

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