Events

Field, Farm, and Forest – Lewiston, ME

November 15th, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lewiston, ME

Join Eric Venturini, Farm Bill Pollinator Conservationist and NRCS Partner Biologist with the Xerces Society, at the Field, Farm, and Forest workshop for a morning filled with pollinators and wildlife. Jeremy Markuson, NRCS State Biologist, will discuss turtle and bat conservation practices in Maine, and Eric will discuss pollinators and establishing pollinator habitat. The morning will be finished with a question and answer session and information regarding NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program cost-share opportunities.

To register, please call the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District: 207-241-5374


Annual Hoosier Chapter Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and Awards Ceremony – Fishers, IN

November 16th, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Connor Prairie
Fishers, IN

Join Stephanie Frishcie, Agronomist and Native Plant Materials Specialist with the Xerces Society, for the Annual Hoosier Chapter Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Click here for more information and to register.


Tabling at the Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR

November 17th, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Oregon Zoo Education Center
Portland, OR

Join Rachel Dunham, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Xerces Society, at the Xerces table at the Oregon Zoo’s Education Center. Rachel will be engaging zoo visitors in bee identification and exploring the diversity of Oregon’s bees.

For more information, contact Rachel Dunham at rachel.dunham@xerces.org.


Where are the Monarchs and Milkweeds? Crowd-sourcing, modeling, and surveying across the West – Webinar

November 27th, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)
Webinar

Join Emma Pelton and Candace Fallon of the Xerces Society for this webinar on the interactive, publicly accessible database of Monarch and milkweed records across the western U.S. built by the Xerces Society and its partners. The database has already been used to create and improve habitat suitability models for monarchs across seven states which are being incorporated into many conservation planning and monitoring efforts. Other uses of the database include the creation of region-specific nectar guides, a better understanding of where to (and not to) plant milkweed, and influencing the prioritization of on-the-ground restoration efforts. Help us keep gathering data and putting it to good use for western monarch conservation!

Click here for more information and to register.


Tabling at the Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR

December 3rd, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Oregon Zoo Education Center
Portland, OR

Join Rachel Dunham, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Xerces Society, at the Xerces table at the Oregon Zoo’s Education Center throughout the evening. Rachel will be engaging zoo visitors in bee identification and exploring the diversity of Oregon’s bees.

For more information, contact rachel.dunham@xerces.org


Training Sessions: Pollinator Habitat Planning, Programs, and Implementation – Bloomington, MN

December 9th – 11th, 2018
MN Association for Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) Annual Convention
Bloomington, MN

This is an annual convention for soil and water conservation district employees, state and federal agency staff, and representatives from counties, cities, and townships. The convention offers business meetings, updates on current issues, technical training sessions, and a trade show. Karin Jokela (Xerces Society) and Dan Shaw (Board of Water and Soil Conservation – BWSR) will be offering a two-part training session on December 11th that covers the basics of pollinator habitat planning, state and federal financial assistance programs, and implementation tools.

Click here for more information and to register.


What Pollinators Do For You….and What You Can Do To Save Pollinators in Arkansas and Oklahoma – Fayettville, AR

January 4th, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Chancellor Hotel
Fayettville, AR

Join Ray Moranz of the Xerces Society at the Horticulture Industries Show 2019 (H.I.S.) in Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 4th and 5th, 2019. From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM on January 4th, Ray will deliver the keynote presentation titled “What Pollinators Do For You….and What You Can Do To Save Pollinators in Arkansas and Oklahoma.” The H.I.S. has multiple other presentations on pollinators, and dozens of presentations on other horticultural topics. The event runs from Thursday, January 3rd, through Saturday, January 5th, with the indoor portions held on Friday and Saturday at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Click here for more information and to register for the conference.


Monarch Butterflies: Their Favorite Host and Nectar Plants, Native and Exotic – Fayettville, AR

January 5th, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Chancellor Hotel
Fayettville, AR

Join Ray Moranz of the Xerces Society at the Horticulture Industries Show 2019 (H.I.S.) in Fayetteville, AR on January 4 and 5, 2019. From 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM On Saturday, January 5th, Ray will deliver a presentation titled “Monarch Butterflies: Their Favorite Host and Nectar Plants—Native and Exotic”” The H.I.S. has multiple other presentations on pollinators, and dozens of presentations on other horticultural topics. The event runs from Thursday, January 3rd, through Saturday, January 5th, with the indoor portions held on Friday and Saturday at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Click here for more information and to register.


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