Wild Things 2011: Conference Resources
Saturday, March 5, 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago
Below are links and materials from some of the conference presenters. A copy of the program book is also available—please share it with local groups or individuals who may be interested in our conference or presenters.
Resources From Session 1 (10:15–11:00am)
|A1||Get creative: Engage local elected officials in your conservation efforts - Bona J. Heinsohn, Christina Nourie
|I1||Natural Bridges: Connecting Audiences to Nature through the Arts - Anamari Dorgan, Peggy West
Handouts: TheMortonArboretumFunnel.pdf, WildThingsI1.pdf.
Resources From Session 2 (11:15–11:45am)
|C2||A mentoring program for homeowners with native plant gardens - Carol Rice, Kris Hall, Jim Keenan
Handouts: A Guide for Mentors.doc, Elements to consider if establishing a native plant mentoring program.doc, Interview Questions.doc, NGYYAPPLICATION.pdf , WildThingsConf.Outline.doc , and WPPCMentoringProgramPPforposting.pdf.
|E2||The Reproduction and Ecology of Oaks - Thomas Simpson
Handouts: Simpson-Oak Reproduction.pdf.
|I2||Climate change impacts in the Chicago Wilderness region - Kimberly Hall
Resources From Session 3 (1:15–2:00pm)
|B3||Water Monsters and Thunderbirds: Stalking the Mythological Wildlife of Our Region - Judy Speer
Handouts: Water Monsters and Thunderbirds resources.pdf or Water Monsters and Thunderbirds resources.doc.
|D3||Birds in Poetry - John Elliott
Handouts: BirdsWThingsppt.pdf, BirdsWildThings2011.pdf.
|F3||Panel: Whether and how to include endangered and threatened species in restoration seed mixes or other types of distribution: current policies, practices, knowledge and guidelines - Susanne Masi, Jane Balaban, Mary Kay Solecki, Scott Kobal, Jane Grillo
Handouts: IllinoisPlantTranslocationPolicy.pdf, JGrilloWildThingsPanelStatement.docx, JaneBalabanQuestionstoguidepresentations.docx, TranslocationofEndangeredThreatenedSpecies.ppt.
Resources From Session 4 (2:15–2:45pm)
|A4||Bridgeview Court Natural Area: Restoration & Diversity Management in an Urban Setting - Louis Mulé
|C4||CW Green Infrastructure Vision: Implementation Opportunities for Land Owners, Local Governments, and Developers - Dennis Dreher
What are the historic fire frequencies in Midwestern forests, woodlands, and savannas? New data from a 226-year fire scar record - Greg Spyreas
Handouts: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/spyreas/Midwest Fire Regime/.
|I4||What Natural Areas managers could do now to begin to adapt to climate change -Bill Kleiman
|K4||How do stewards educate the public and get politicians' support for open space and ecological management? - Pat Hayes
|L4||Plants of Concern: 10 years of citizen-based rare plant monitoring - Susanne Masi
Resources From Session 5 (3:00–3:45pm)
|H5||Monarchs: biology, migration, citizen science conservation and becoming a certified waystation - Pat Miller
Handouts: monarch Resources.doc.
|J5||An introduction to the insects and spiders of the North Branch - John & Jane Balaban
Handouts: Phylum Arthropoda-alt.docx.
Resources From Session 6 (4:00–4:45pm)
|B6||The Art and Artistry of Interpreting Nature - Lisa Roberts, Sharon Bladholm, Vivian Visser
Handouts: PresentationWildThingsB6.pdf, www.sharonbladholm.com.
|D6||Sustainability Studies: Re-envisioning Education in the Urban Environment - Michael A. Bryson, Carl A. Zimring, Mirsad Spahovic, Pedro Alegre
Handouts: BrysonZimring WildThings 2011 v2.pdf, BPS SUST Fact sheet.pdf, and BA SUST Fact sheet.pdf.
|E6||Panel: Wildlife Restoration - Joanne Earnhardt, Gary Glowacki, Allison Sacerdote
|F6||Panel: Invasive Species Control - Kent Fuller, Dave Hodge
|G6||Biological Survey of Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Property - Ronald French, Jennifer Wasik, Irwin Polls, Sheryl DeVore
|J6||Singing Insects on the Move - Carl A. Strang
Handouts: 2011 Wild Things handout.doc and Singing Insects 2010.doc.