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3rd Annual Master Naturalist Conference

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 am3:30 pm
Camp Brewster @ Fontenelle Forest
3rd Annual Master Naturalist Conference

Nebraska Master Naturalist Conference
Saturday November 2nd 2019
8:45am to 3:30pm
Camp Brewster at Fontenelle Forest
Bellevue, NE

To keep the event free we are asking you to bring your own lunch. refrigerator space is available, Coffee, tea snacks will be provided.

Schedule of Events
8:45am-9:15am Sign in and Coffee

9:15am-9:25am: Welcome from the Nebraska Master Naturalist Foundation
• Mike Schrad, Foundation Board President

9:30am-10:00am: Get Connected with Volunteer Opportunities with Fontenelle Forest
• Jocelyn Harrison, Fontenelle Forest Adult Program Manager

10:05am-10:35am: Nebraska Bumblebee Atlas
• Katie Lamke, Xerces Society

10:40am-11:10am: Water Quality + Citizen Science
• Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, University of Nebraska

11:10am-11:20am: Break

11:25am-11:50pm: Developing The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve Butterfly Guide
• Jonathan Nikkila Nebraska, Master Naturalist

11:55pm-12:25: A Beekeeper’s Movement from Intuition to Science: How to be Smarter Than a Fourth Grader
• Fred Richart, Nebraska Master Naturalist

12:30pm -1:00 pm Lunch

1:00pm-1:45pm: North American Bat Monitoring Program
• Baxter Seguin, University of Nebraska Lincoln

1:45 pm-2:00pm: Break

2:00pm-2:25pm: Campus Restoration at Millard West High School
• Dennis Gehringer, Nebraska Master Naturalist

2:30pm-2:55pm: Salt Creek Tiger Beetle Habitat Reintroduction and Monitoring
• Bill Smith, Nebraska Master Naturalist

3:00pm-3:25pm: Aquatic Assassins: The Creation of a Naturalist
• Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center

3:30pm: Closing

Optional: Optional: Raptor Exhibit Tour,
• Bob Wells, Nebraska Master Naturalist

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