Presentations

Workshops

Workshop 1: Monitor Your Habitat with Technology
Monday, November 10
9am-12pm

Connect to your habitat through technology. Find out how Spotfire Software is used to track wildlife in citizen science projects and explore ways that devices such as trail cams and frog callers can help you more accurately assess the wildlife in your habitat.

Moderator: Maaike Schotborgh, Southwest Regional Ecologist, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Workshop 2: Learn to Plant a Pollinator Garden
Monday, November 10
9am-12pm

This workshop will teach you how to design and establish a pollinator garden for the corporate landscape, and how to connect that garden to the community through outreach programming. This workshop will enable participants to jumpstart corporate/industrial pollinator gardens and an outreach program installation by providing the opportunity to develop initial plans and templates. Participants will walk away connected to the knowledge of the key ways in which corporations can help pollinators, general knowledge of key pollinators, pollinator challenges issues, conservation techniques, and a prototype for pollinator habitat creation. 

Moderator: Sara Barnas, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Habitat Council

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  • “Building a Pollinator Garden,” Dr. Victoria Wojcik, Research Director, Pollinator Partnership; Mary Byrne, Plant Ecologist, Pollinator Partnership – PRESENTATION NOT AVAILABLE

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Workshop 3:  STEM Lessons for Your Habitat
Monday, November 10
9am-12pm

Panelists will demonstrate how STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education can be used on corporate habitats and how it can be developed in concert with a local university. Bridgestone’s program in Aiken, South Carolina, will share lessons on how to use the natural environment to teach STEM, while encouraging students to become life-long learners who are connected to the natural world.

Moderator: Julie Napolitano, Education and Event Assistant, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Workshop 4:  Managing Your Urban Forest
Monday, November 10
9am-12pm

Join ExxonMobil to learn how to use i-Tree software to calculate the value of the trees around your site so you can accurately assess their contribution to the environment.  Bartlett Tree Service, which works with The DuPont Company, will also be on hand to demonstrate how to develop a management plan for trees that controls pest infestations and makes the most of your urban forest for wildlife, people, and the environment.

Moderator: Jeff Popp, Land Restoration Manager, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Panel Sessions

Panel Session 1: The Human Element: From Degradation to Restoration
Monday, November 10
10am-12pm

Learn about three distinct case studies where humans have had unmistakable impact on the land over the decades—and see how those lands can be transformed into assets for the human community as well as havens for wildlife and native plant species through science, engineering, and sheer determination to connect to both the natural and the human community.       

Moderator: Rebecca Culler, Education Specialist, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Panel Session 2: Ecological Restoration through Partnership
Monday, November 10
10am-12pm

Ecological restoration is always complex, even more so when dealing with a large area or contaminated site.  Explore how these experts in restoration formed partnerships and critical external relationships to make success possible.

Moderator:  Ashley Ossher, Conservation Biologist, Wildlife Habitat Council – Intro

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Panel Session 3: Protecting Species and Their Habitats
Tuesday, November 11
9am-12pm

Protecting species and their habitats allows corporations to keep the environment, whether in their backyards or elsewhere, at the forefront. Join us for a morning of case studies that will inform you about innovative techniques, collaborative partnerships and visions for protecting species and their habitats that extend beyond the fence line.

Moderator: Sumita Prasad, Director, Southwest Region, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Panel Session 4: Habitat Remediation
Tuesday, November 11
9am-12pm

Explore the latest strategies and management practices in remediation as we bring together regulatory agencies, corporate partners, and consultants to explore how connecting through collaboration leads to successful conservation outcomes.

Moderator: Josiane Bonneau, Director of Field Programs, Wildlife Habitat Council

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Moderator: Melisa Friedland, Superfund Program Manager for Redevelopment, US EPA – Intro

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Panel Session 5: Native Plants for the Corporate Landscape
Tuesday, November 11
1:30-2:40pm

Native plants are the backbone of conservation project success. Explore the best ways to collect and grow native seed and acquire native plants for use in your corporate landscape—from cultivation to seed exchanges and beyond.

Moderator: Thelma Redick, Director of Conservation Education and Outreach, Wildlife Habitat Council – Intro

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Panel Session 6: Managing Invasive Species
Tuesday, November 11
1:30-2:40pm

Invasive species come in many forms – plants, insects, animals—and all are major concerns to those restoring ecosystems. Learn of the techniques of several highly successful management programs in this critical, ongoing battle. 

Moderator: Robert Campbell,  Education Specialist, Habitat Council

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Panel Session 7: Community Engagement through Partnerships
Tuesday, November 11
3-4:30pm

Discover why partnerships and collaboration must be a part of any successful conservation program. They connect people to nature, projects and resources, and also bring in new ideas and energy to conservation programs, large and small. 

Moderator: Martha Gruelle, Director, Huron to Erie Waterways Project, Wildlife Habitat Council

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