Join us for this can't-miss event featuring research and project presentations, resource sharing, networking opportunities, an awards banquet, an equipment swap, and more! Everyone involved in citizen-based monitoring is encouraged to attend. Registration will open in December.
We’re excited to announce that Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum will be our keynote speaker. In addition to being a world-renowned expert on the monarch butterfly, Dr. Oberhauser is the founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, a national citizen science effort with many volunteers right here in Wisconsin. She has also developed and led numerous programs that help educators use citizen science in classrooms and nonformal learning environments.
We are seeking talks and poster presentations on topics related to citizen-based monitoring in Wisconsin. Potential topics include research and management outcomes of volunteer monitoring efforts, species or ecosystem overviews, project evaluations, volunteer perspectives, lessons learned from project management, and much more. We welcome presentation submissions from everyone, including volunteers, researchers, students, educators, natural resource professionals, land managers, and others.
Examples of previous presentation topics:
Talks will be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers. Talks will be scheduled for either Friday, March 20 or Saturday, March 21.
Poster Presentation Details
The poster session will be held on Friday, March 20. All posters should have at least one presenter present during the poster session. We will provide details on poster measurements prior to the conference. The poster session is contingent on having a sufficient number of poster submissions; if we do not receive enough, we might ask those who submitted posters to consider switching to a talk.
If you would like to present at the conference, you will need to provide a presentation title, abstract (summary) of no more than 150 words, your contact details, and your presentation type (talk, poster, or either). Please fill out the presentation form by November 18, 2019, to be considered.
If you have questions, please contact Eva.Lewandowski@wisconsin.gov.