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March 2024


The Lives and Times of Midwest Amphibians — with Dr. Spencer Cortwright - Professor, IUN

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
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Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN, 46323 Map
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Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Dr. Cortwright will cover:

Ideal features of aquatic habitats for amphibians.
Ideal features of terrestrial habitats for amphibians.
Survey of common amphibians.
How do amphibians mate and choose their mates?
How is egg-laying done and what are egg masses like?
What are the dangers of the aquatic larval stage?
What are the dangers of metamorphosis and entry onto land?
Some of the methods on how insights have been gained.

Spencer Cortwright earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington. After further training as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, Spencer became a Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest. He spent over a quarter of a century studying amphibian population ecology and during that time slowly transformed himself into a plant ecologist focusing on ecological restoration of natural areas. He teaches classes in ecology, restoration, zoology, and diversity of life.

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March 2024 Board Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
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Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The nature of our future meetings will be discussed on February 3rd. March's meeting will be a Board Meeting, open to all members, and will focus on planning, and committee reporting.

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"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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April 2024


Botanical Names Demystified

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
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Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Program/Speaker Presentation

The beginning⁹ of wisdom is to call things by their rightful names. Botanists communicate about plants using scientific names, but they are often difficult to spell and pronounce. This presentation will teach you the importance of botanical names, how to pronounce them, and what their names mean in a fun and informative way.