Make Way for Monarchs

A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium

Friday, June 6, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration fee (including lunch): $79
Registration fee (without lunch): $59

Limited discounted registration fee for students of $30 available.
Please call (847) 835-8261 for qualification information.

 

Please join us for a symposium by members of Make Way for Monarchs: Alliance for Milkweed and Butterfly Recovery, (makewayformonarchs.org). Members of this group conduct research on monarch butterfly recovery and promote positive, science-based actions to avert food web collapse in the milkweed community and the further demise of the monarch migration to Mexico. They aim to promote social engagement to implement tangible solutions in midwestern landscapes through collaborative conservation.

TIMETOPICS AND SPEAKERS

9 a.m.

Kayri Havens, Ph.D., Medard and Elizabeth Welch director, Plant Science and Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois

9:10 a.m.

Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D., writer, lecturer, and world-renowned conservation scientist

Topic: Food chain restoration in working landscapes for the milkweed-monarch community and human food security

10 a.m.

Lincoln P. Brower, Ph.D., research professor of biology, Sweet Briar College

Topic: The migration and overwintering of the monarch butterfly in North America as an endangered biological phenomenon

10:50 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m.

Chip Taylor, Ph.D., founder and director of Monarch Watch; professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

Topic: Monarch conservation: the challenges and opportunities ahead

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Karen Oberhauser, Ph.D., professor, University of Minnesota; and director, U. of M. Monarch Lab and Monarch Larva Monitoring Project; Monarch Joint Venture Steering Committee co-chair

Topic: Conservation and collaboration: the monarch joint venture and monarch citizen science

1:50 p.m.

Laura Jackson, Ph.D., professor, University of Northern Iowa

Topic: Restoring monarch habitat in Iowa: county roadsides, urban flood buy-outs, and (maybe) farms

2:40 p.m.

Stretch break

2:50 p.m.

Doug Taron, Ph.D., curator of biology, vice president of conservation and research, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Topic: Butterfly conservation efforts in the Chicago region

3:40 p.m.

Scott Hoffman Black, executive director, Xerces Society

Topic: Landscape-level conservation for the monarch butterfly: how farmers and other large land managers can help save this iconic species  

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

About this Symposium:
The Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium is partially endowed by the friends of Janet Meakin Poor, a Chicago-area conservationist and landscape designer dedicated to preserving natural habitats. This symposium is developed in a long-standing partnership between the Plant Science and Conservation department and the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium is partially endowed by the friends of Janet Meakin Poor, a Chicago-area conservationist and landscape designer dedicated to preserving natural habitats. This symposium is developed in a long-standing partnership between the Plant Science and Conservation department and the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

 

Symposium Location

The symposium will be held in the Alsdorf Auditorium of the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Directions to the Garden can be found here.

 

Lodging

The Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden recommends the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for accommodations.