Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon hosts annual science symposium

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, Dickson Mounds Museum, Forbes Biological Station, Illinois River Biological Station and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is sponsoring the eighth annual Emiquon Science Symposium.

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, Ill. (directions available at www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson/geninfo.html)

DETAILS: This year’s conference will feature a group of papers recently presented at the 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Many studies contain over a half decade of data on many aspects of wetland and prairie restoration at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve. Scientists, students, and managers involved with restoration ecology, scientific investigations, and management at the Emiquon Complex and the LaGrange Reach of the Illinois River System will share their research through oral and poster presentations.

There is limited seating in the museum auditorium, so registration is required. A $10 registration fee will cover lunch and refreshments. The fee will be collected at the meeting in the form of cash or check. To register, visit www.uis.edu/emiquon and enter your information. This event is open to members of the public who register.

Abstracts from presenters will be accepted until March 14. They can be submitted online at www.uis.edu/emiquon.

For more information, contact Michael Lemke, director of the UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon at 217/206-7339.

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