Location: Frostburg State University
Co-sponsored by the FSU Department of Biology.
This year's conference will highlight the forests, wetlands and other habitats that are found in western Maryland. In addition, we will celebrate our native plants and communities with field trips to remarkable natural areas in the region.
Fall Conference Web Page. Check this page for any updates.
Before registering, please review the list of field trips.
8:30 Check In
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00 - 5:00 Field trips – Carpool from the University. Directions and further information will be available at the conference.
(additional $50 fee)
5:00 Evening Social, Cash Bar, Appetizers,
Student Poster Session
6:00 Buffet Dinner
7:00 Film - “A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun” Brief film introduction & discussion following film, led by Sunshine Brosi. This one-hour documentary that explores the life and legacies of E. Lucy Braun (1889 -1971), one of the foremost botanists and ecologist in American history. Braun was a trailblazer in the emerging science of plant ecology, and a leader in the early conservation movement. In 1950, she published Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America, a landmark book that documented forest communities from Florida to Canada. An extraordinary woman of science, Braun helped to preserve many natural spaces in Ohio and Kentucky.
This film is a co-production of Meg Hanrahan Media and Voyageur Media Group, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of public media about science, history and culture. This film has earned critical acclaim from screenings at numerous academic conferences, and is now distributed to regional and national public television stations.
(included in basic registration fee)
Field trips are open on to those who have registered for the conference. Meet at the field trip location. Directions and further information will be available at the conference.
includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips
The Social is a separate fee from the Registration fee. If you are interested in only the Social, contact Karyn Molines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Several hotels are located near the conference.
Please contact Karyn Molines (Karyn.Molines at gmail dot com) if you would like to volunteer to coordinate carpooling.
Browse and take home a book related to native plants and habitats. Pay what you want for these treasures and support the Maryland Native Plant Society. Please contact Karyn Molines (Karyn.Molines at gmail dot com) if you would like to volunteer to coordinate the Native Treasures.
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