The Western PA Nature Center Roundtable will host the Pennsylvania's Wildlife Resource Symposium, a day-long learning event on the latest research in wildlife and conservation, on May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd. in Pittsburgh.
During the symposium, researchers and experts from various fields will present the latest information on such timely topics as bears; ticks and tick-borne illness; behaviors toward wildlife; and mushrooms.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with staff from environmental education centers across the region.
Included in registration are materials, resources, and Act 48 hours for teachers. Participants should bring a bagged lunch and be prepared to go outside.
Symposium presentations and sessions:
-- Attitudes and Behavior Towards Wildlife: Dr. Becky Thomas, Slippery Rock University;
-- Mushrooms: Ann Berger, Education Chair and Secretary, Western PA Mushroom Club;
-- Ticks: Dr. Tom Simmons, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and-- Bears in PA: Douglas Bergman, Game Commission.
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The Western PA Nature Center Roundtable is a collaborative of: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Fern Hollow Nature Center, Allegheny College Creek Connections, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Independence Conservancy, National Aviary, Beaver County Conservation District, Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, Jennings Environmental Education Center, Winnie Palmer Nature Preserve, Allegheny Land Trust, Lutherlyn Environmental Education Program.(Photo: LEED-certified Platinum Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh)