Conservation Symposium registration includes one field trip of your choice on either Thursday, September 10 or Saturday, September 12. You can add an additional field trip for a $6 fee.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Citizen Science Sites – Van Trip; 9 am to 5 pm
Spend the day with Museum Naturalists visiting Museum Preserves for a survey of all aspects of natural history, including migrating birds and insects, (including possible caterpillars on the move), aquatic denizens, and much, much more. Think new possibilities for future Citizen Science projects!
Leaders: Judy Semroc & Larry Rosche
Extra Fee: $20/person
Seining the Grand River; 1 pm to 4 pm
Join the Museum’s Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Dr. Tim Matson and its Biodiversity Coordinator David Kriska for an afternoon of fish seining and mussel hunting in the Museum Kolff Riffle on the Grand River. This riffle is home to many listed species of fish and mussels.
Leaders: Dr. Tim Matson & David Kriska
Holden Arboretum’s Carvers Pond; 1 pm to 4 pm
Join Holden Arboretum
's Director of Horticulture & Conservation Roger Gettig on a hike from Upper Baldwin to Carvers Pond.
Leader: Roger Gettig
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Singer Lake Bog; 9 am to noon
Join the Museum’s Curator of Botany Jim Bissell and Museum Naturalist Stanley Stine on a botanical tour of the Museum’s unique Singer Lake Bog. The leaders will teach attendees the proper technique to collect and press plants.
Leaders: Dr. Jim Bissell & Stanley Stine
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve; 9 am to noon
Join Museum Naturalist Becky Donaldson for a morning of bird and butterfly observation. Becky will instruct you on using eBird to track your bird sightings and, weather-permitting, participants will do Monarch tagging.
Leader: Becky Donaldson
Great Lake Erie Boat Float
Saturday, September 12, 2015; 10 am
The Great Lake Erie Boat Float is held on the Saturday
following the Conservation Symposium each year. This unique event helps raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on the environment. For details on how to enter a boat into the race or, other ways that you can participate, visit the Great Lake Erie Boat Float
website. Sponsored by Cleveland Metroparks, Sustainable Cleveland and The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.