Wildlife Diversity Conference
March 13, 2013
Wildlife Diversity: A Conservation State of Mind
Whether we think Ohio is a red state or a blue state that is a matter of great debate, but we do know we are a “Conservation State”. Our keynote speaker will enlighten us on how Ohio compares to his worldly travels and how awesome Ohio is - even in our own backyards! Steve Pollick, retired outdoor writer with the Toledo Blade continues to write about his explorations and observations that will have you thinking about Ohio in a whole new light. Additional topics for the day will include:
• Breeding birds in Ohio – how many are there?
• Ticks – information you need to know if you spend time outdoors
• How to become a Certified Volunteer Naturalist
• Aquatic algae and how it impacts wildlife
• Bats – and their struggle with the disease White Nose Syndrome
• Social media – what does it mean for conservation
• And everyone’s favorite, the Eastern box turtle!
The newest Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will be available at the Conference for $15. Pre-Register for the conference and purchase the stamp for a 20% discount of only $12! The stamp features a black capped chickadee with proceeds supporting wildlife diversity conservation, research and education in Ohio. Put your “stamp" on wildlife conservation!
Please join us on March 13h and bring a friend. The conference will provide opportunities to ask questions, share ideas and network with others interested in natural resource conservation and management.
Registration post cards will be mailed after January 7, 2013.
For information after January 7, please call 1.800.WILDLIFE, or watch for information on www.wildohio.com.
Visit Over Lunch
We have a sit-down luncheon on site for those who pre-register for a cost to be determined. We hope you’ll join us and take advantage of the opportunity to visit with other attendees and our speakers. There are also several restaurants within a short driving distance.
NOTE: No outside food is allowed in the Aladdin
The Aladdin Shriners’ Complex is located at 3850 Stelzer Road just south of Morse Road. If you are arriving via I-71, exit at Morse Road and travel east approximately 5 miles, turning right onto Stelzer Road. From the eastern leg of I-270, exit at Morse Road and go west 1/2 mile, turning left onto Stelzer Road.
Registration will open in January. Fees are nonrefundable; if you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute.
BYOM - Bring Your Own Mug
This conference is supported by the Wildlife Diversity and Endangered Species Program with donations from the state income tax checkoff and sales of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and Wildlife Conservation license plate. Thank you for your contributions. We hope you enjoy your day with us.