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Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit
November 2 - November 3
The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory is accepting registrations now for the second annual Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit to be held at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County on Nov. 2-3. Registration is $25 a day ($15 for students).
The two-day summit will include more than 40 speakers and focus on all topics environmental: past, current, and future research and monitoring, conservation advocacy, and ecological restoration being conducted in southeastern Wisconsin by diverse actors: area faculty and undergraduate and graduate students; staff members of nonprofit organizations, land trusts, nature centers, and county governments; landowners; consultants; and many other interested parties.
Speakers will have 15 minutes for presentations grouped by theme into sessions that will allow time for questions from the audience. Posters will be displayed throughout both days of the conference, with a 90-minute poster session Friday afternoon during which authors can discuss their work.
The Summit also will offer attendees an opportunity to continue their conversation Friday night over dinner and a beverage from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Iron Hog Saloon, a country-themed tavern and restaurant just a mile west of Forest Beach at the corner of Highways LL and P. Birders have popularized these events as “Birds & Beers,” but all conference participants are encouraged to join in the opportunity to continue the day’s networking and camaraderie.