“Addressing Landscape Level Issues Locally”
The entire event will take place in the UW-L Student Union (#35 on the campus map). We have reserved a parking lot for our use (Lot C-12), and on-street parking is nearby and the lower levels of the adjacent parking ramp. Click here for a map of the campus.
Karen Oberhauser, Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum
Karen and her students have conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology. She has authored over 90 papers on monarchs, insect conservation, and citizen science. Karen is passionate about the conservation of the world’s biodiversity, and believes that the connections her projects promote between monarchs, humans, and the natural world promote meaningful conservation action. She is the chair of the Monarch Joint Venture, and a founding officer of the Monarch Butterfly Fund. In 2013, Karen received a White House Champion of Change award for her work with Citizen Science. A more complete bio and talk abstract can be found on the speakers page.
Banquet SpeakerBarrett Klein, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Barrett's interests include sleep in insect societies, visualizing science, entomo-art, and cultural entomology. He studied entomology at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, received a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, fabricated natural history exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History, and joined UWL's Dept. of Biology in 2012. A more complete bio and talk abstract can be found on the speakers page.
Other Program Components
TPE Photo Contest
Vote for your favorite photo from the finalists on display. The winner will be featured on our next Annual Report. See the contest webpage for more information.
Raffle & Silent Auction
You’ll have the opportunity to bid on and buy raffle tickets for a variety of great items, ranging from artwork and artifacts to beer and wine. The raffle and silent auction benefit our local chapters. If you wish to donate to the raffle and silent auction, contact your chapter chairperson no later than Feb. 10.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Be sure to visit our sponsor and exhibitor displays featuring information about plants, land management and more. The Prairie Enthusiasts will have a table where you can purchase tote bags, t-shirts, hats, books and other items; please bring checks for payment.
Pre-conference Social Gathering
On Friday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., we will be having an informal gathering for all conference attendees and guests at Stoney Creek Inn lounge, where refreshments and food will be available to purchase.