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Saturday, February 23 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Poster Session and Happy Hour

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Posters will be presented in an informal setting designed for networking and a free exchange of ideas. The posters' authors will discuss their work with anyone interested. Topics will include Advocacy, Ecology, Community Engagement, Youth Stewardship and more. Beer and wine will be served, you can purchase a Happy Hour Drink Ticket on Eventbrite or use the cash bar.

Artecito
OPEN Center for the Arts and Lincoln Park Zoo

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Cortisol Levels vs. Population and Nest Density Analysis
Nicolas Cuevas, Lincoln Park Zoo 
 
Buckthorn Control for the Budget Conscious Home Owner
James McGee

Buffalo Grove Prairie Guardians a Record of Management Activities 1989 – 2017
Ross Sweeny, Emily Oaks Nature Center

Bumble Bee Diversity and Foraging Activity at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 
Anne Hughes-Wagner and Derek Rosenberger, Olivet-Nazarene University


Clean Energy Outreach
Brekke Bounds and Jolie Krasinski, Illinois Clean Energy

Courthouse Prairie: Rescue and Restoration of a Lake Plain Prairie in Bridgeview (Cook County)
Louis Mulé, Tallgrass Associations

Diversity and Trap Success of Turtles at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk
Shawn Arreguin, Lincoln Park Zoo

Ecology of The Region
Jodi Trendler, The Resiliency Institute

Ellipse Mussel Research
Laura Barghusen, Openlands

Endangered Species & Pollinators
Paula Sontag, Chicago Public Schools

Engaging Chicago Youth and Teachers in Field Experiences with Aquatic Ecosystems
David Bild, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Habitat Preference of Migrating Bobolink
Dawn Sasek, Oak Forest High School

Homes4Monarchs 
Peter Gordon

Illinois Botanists Big Year
Cassi Saari, Ecology + Vision llc

Illinois Milkweeds
Peter Gordon

Indirect Effects of Birds on Crop Yields in Different Agricultural Landscapes
Jennifer Paddack, University of Illinois at Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability: Loyola University
Ray Dybzinski, Loyola University

King Conservation Science Scholars
Sandra Ortiz-Ortega, Chicago Zoological Society

Linking Ecosystems, Crossing Boundaries: The Barrington Greenway Initiative
Kevin Scheiwiller, The Barrington Greenway Initiative

Looking Nature in the Eye with Chcago's Traveling Aquarium
Marie Kowalski and George Parsons, The Shedd Aquarium

Making an Impact at the Local Level
Trish Beckjord, The Conservation Foundation

Mighty Acorns
Ylanda Wilhite, Field Museum

Natural Areas at College of DuPage 
Remic Ensweiler, College Of DuPage

Openlands Headwater Stream Initiatives
Laura Barghusen, Openlands

Pathway to Adventure Council - A national program leading to the Hornaday Conservation Award of the Boy Scouts of America in Chicago Wilderness
Wayne Schimpff and Robert Richmond, Boy Scouts of America Council

Programa ProTEJA
Enlace Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo

Prospect Heights Natural Resources
Dana Sievertson, Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission

Raising Monarch Butterflies
Jamie Veibach, The Conservation Foundation

Reconstructing a South Side Prairie
Susan Kirt, Chicago State University

Somos Poderosos - We Are Powerful
Peter Gordon

Take the City Nature Challenge
Katie Miller, City Nature Challenge

Telling the Conservation Story
Veronica Henke, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Dixon Waterfowl Refuge BioBlitz: 24 hours, 136 humans, 900 species
Anna Bruam, Vera Leopold and Phoebe Thatcher, Wetland-Initiative

The Impact of Climate Change on Dragonflies
Jonathan Lopez, Lincoln Park Zoo

The Importance of Black Oak Savanna to Red-Headed Woodpecker Populations and Foraging Behavior
Michael King, Kimberly Zralka and Derek Rosenberger, Olivet-Nazarene University

Urban Ecology (Conservation at home, interstitial lands, food gardens)
Elizabeth Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago

Year Three of the Illinois Bat Conservation Program
Tara C. Hohoff, Illinois Natural History Survey

Zoo Enclosure Preference of Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons
Shianglin Menez, Lincoln Park Zoo

Saturday February 23, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
rms. 23-32