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The Long Island Natural History Conference, March 23-24

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm

Save The Great South Bay is a proud  sponsor of The 2018 Long Island Natural History Conference.

It will be held once more at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Friday March 23rd through Saturday March 24th.

 

SCHEDULE of PRESENTATIONS
Broohaven National Laboratory
Register online at longislandnature.org 

Friday  March 23, 2018

8:00 – 9:00    Registration / set up

9:00 – 9:10    Welcoming Remarks:  Tim Green, Environmental Compliance Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory

9:10 – 9:50    Whales of New York City and the Return of the Humpback Whale
Paul L. Sieswerda, President, CEO, Gotham Whale

9:50 – 10:30   Atlantic Sturgeon: Life History, Management and Research
Kim McKown, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Marine Invertebrate and Protected Resources Unit Leader

10:30 – 10:50   BREAK

10:50 – 12:10   WORKSHOP: Nature Observation, Journaling and Citizen Science
Callie Velmachos, artist, naturalist and Cybertracker level III reading track & sign certification. [NOTE: limited to 20; pre-register]

10:50 – 11:30   Long Island’s Coastal Plain Ponds: A Unique Ecosystem Under Threat
Steve Young, Chief Botanist, New York Natural Heritage Program

11:30 – 12:10   The Very Last Timber Rattlesnake
Ted Levin, naturalist and writer, author of “America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake.”

12:10 – 1:30    LUNCH / networking

1:30 – 2:10    New York Seagrass Conservation Activities
Soren Dahl, NYSDEC

2:10 – 2:50    Restoring Oyster Reefs in Hempstead Bay: Methods, Results and Future Directions
James P. Browne Ph.D., Dept. of Conservation and Waterways, Town of Hempstead

2:50 – 3:30    Conservation Updates: Bald Eagles: Kevin Jennings (NYSDEC); River Otters
Mike Bottini (L.I. Nature Organization) and Leslie Lupo (NYSDEC); Coyotes: Frank Vincenti (Wild Dog Foundation).

3:30 – 4:30    Open Discussion / closing remarks / networking

Saturday  March 24, 2018

8:00 – 9:00       Registration / set up

9:00 – 9:10       Welcoming Remarks: Tim Green, Environmental Compliance Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory

9:10 – 9:50      The Future of Brook Trout in Long Island: Long Term Thinking
Christopher Aigner, President of Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited

9:50 – 10:30    White-tailed Deer Biology and Monitoring Methods for Landowners
Sue Booth-Binczik, Ph.D., NYSDEC

10:30 – 10:50    BREAK

10:50 – 12:10    WORKSHOP: Smartphone Nature Photography
Erin Gettler, author of the Birdwatcher’s Digest Butterflies Backyard Guide [NOTE: limited to 20; pre-register]

10:50 – 11:30    Bat Conservation on Long Island and the Case of the Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
Samantha Hoff, NYSDEC and University at Albany

11:30 – 12:10   Conservation Updates: Diamondback Terrapins: Russ Burke (Hofstra); Horseshoe Crabs: John Turner (Seatuck); White Sharks: Frank Quevedo (South Fork Natural History Museum / SoFo); Plum Island: Louise Harrison (Preserve Plum Island                                       Coalition)

12:10 – 1:30     LUNCH/ networking

1:30 – 2:10       Fire Island’s Red Foxes and Their Impacts on Piping Plovers
Sarah Karpanty, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

2:10 – 2:50      Long Island’s Goatsuckers: Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will’s-widow, and Common Nighthawk
John Turner, Seatuck Environmental Association

2:50 – 3:30    Tracking Spotted Turtles Over the Year
Mike Bottini, Long Island Nature Organization

3:30 – 4:30    Open Discussion / closing remarks / networking

Details

Start:
March 23 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Michael Bottini
Phone:
631 267-5228
Website:
http://www.longislandnature.org

Venue

Berkner Hall
Lewis Road
Upton, NY 11973 United States
Phone:
(631) 267-5228
Website:
http://longislandnature.org/2015_conference/LINHC_2015.shtml

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