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Rare Plants and Communities of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor

  • 09/25/2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 09/26/2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hybrid

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members must be logged in to the site to take advantage of member pricing.
  • Members must be logged in to the site to take advantage of member pricing.
  • For students (any high school or college)
  • For students (any high school or college)
  • Please contact Karyn Molines info@mdflora.org for registration code. There may be additional fees for guests.
  • Committee, use this category. Contact Karyn Molines for registration code.

Register

Fall Conference 2021

* In order to provide as safe an experience as possible, we are limiting in-person attendance to 60 in an auditorium that can accommodate 120 people. This will allow for social distancing. Mask wearing will be mandatory for all attendees for indoor portions of the conference.  Virtual registrations will be available to 500 participants.

AGENDA (subject to change)

Saturday Morning

Doors Opens & Check Ins: 8:00 a.m. 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual & In Person*

  • Rod Simmons, Plants and communities of Beltsville Agricultural Research Center BARC
  • Bill Harms, Plants and communities of Patuxent Refuge, Laurel MD
  • Ida Hartvig, MNPS grant recipient, Talk title

Saturday Evening 5:30 – 8:00 PM Social and Dinner*
5:30 Social Time
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Speaker: Ian Caton

Sunday Morning (Virtual only) No access to the hotel.
9:00-10:30 AM Doug Tallamy/The Nature of Oaks Note time change

LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn 7810 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland, 20770

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips are open to all who register for the in person registration*.  Participants will select their choice on the morning of the conference. 

Saturday (repeated on Sunday) 1:00 – 5:00 PM Field Trips*
Registration for field trips will happen at the in-person session on Saturday.

  • Rod Simmons: Saturday: Glen Burnie Bog; Sunday Greenbriar Park, Greenbelt MD
  • Helen Lowe Metzman and Robert Farro, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
  • Sam Droege, USGS Bee Lab and native plant nursery

  • Damien Ossi, Greenbelt Forest (Sunday only)

REGISTRATION FEE:

FULL REGISTRATION FEE (Includes all in-person and virtual presentations, field trips, breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner)

  • Members+: $80
  • Nonmembers: $100 
  • Students: $15

VIRTUAL ONLY REGISTRATION (webinar access only)

  • Members+: $40
  • Nonmembers: $50 
  • Students: $5

+ members of other native plant societies may register at members rate

Refund Policy: If you must cancel your registration, a refund of 50% of the registration fees will be issued for cancellations made by September 10; no refunds for cancellations made on or after September 11.

If MNPS cancels the In Person Activities, those who paid the Full Registration Fee will be provided a partial refund equal to the difference between the Full and Virtual Fees.  

* In order to provide as safe an experience as possible, we are limiting in-person attendance to 60 in an auditorium that can accommodate 120 people. This will allow for social distancing. Mask wearing will be mandatory for all attendees for indoor portions of the conference.  Virtual registrations will be available to 500 participants.

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