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Saturday, February 23 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Good News and Bad News

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Learn about new discoveries that reveal both good news and bad news. There is good news about supporting urban pollinators (research on creating successful urban bat habitat and best practices for transforming weedy urban areas into pollinator-supporting vegetation). While the bad news involves jumping worms: a critical challenge, since they are making their way into Illinois.

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Tricia Bethke

USDA APHIS, The Morton Arboretum and M.S. student in NRES at UIUC
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Claudia Boothe

bat conservation scientist, Urban Rivers and M.S. student in Environmental Sciences at UIUC
Bat conservationist at Urban Rivers Islands on the Chicago River, grad student at UIUC, teacher, photographer. Volunteer with the Will County Forest Preserve Bat Survey program. I love bat blitzes, field work, outreach education and helping others find their passion in the scie... Read More →

Piper Hodson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

Eleanor Schumacher

Illinois Department of Agriculture and 2018 graduate of NRES M.S. program at UIUC

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm CST
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