Wetlands Coffee Break: Chiwaukee Prairie: A conservation story through photos
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

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Chiwaukee Prairie is home to a tremendous amount of biodiversity—more than 450 species of plants, nearly 200 species of birds, and an immense variety of insects. The Wisconsin DNR has said that Chiwaukee is arguably the single most important site to conserve in the entire ecological landscape of Southeast coastal Wisconsin. The international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands agrees and designated the Chiwaukee – Illinois Beach Lake Plain as a Wetland of International Importance in 2015. Join Dr. Dana Garrigan to hear the story of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie via a spectacular photographic tour. Dr. Garrigan spent the past two years photographing the unique species found in Chiwaukee’s wetlands and remnant prairie habitats in preparation for a photo exhibit that is now open at the Kenosha Public Museum.

Virtual Conference: Inspired by Resilience
Feb 16 – Feb 19 all-day

Wednesday, February 16 

1:00 – 4:00pm – Pre-Conference Oak Savanna Showcase  

4:00 – 5:30pm – Video Screening

5:30 – 9:00pm – Official Welcome and Oak Savanna Research Session Presentations 


Thursday, February 17 

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch and Learn 

1:00 – 5:30pm – Exhibitors, Artist Gallery, Video Screening, On-Demand Content, and Networking 

5:30 – 9:00pm – Stewardship and Protection Session Presentations 


Friday, February 18 

9:00am – 12:00pm – TPE Member Connections 

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch and Learn

1:00 – 5:30pm – Art Workshops Inspired by Nature

5:30 – 6:30pm – Ask the Experts

6:30 – 8:30pm – Social Activities and Student Poster Session  


Saturday, February 19 

9:00am – 11:30am – Keynote & Q&A with Douglas Tallamy 

11:30am – Closing Remarks