2014 Annual Meeting

The Endangered Species Paradigm and the Scale of Conservation

April 19, 2014 (9 am-5 pm)  Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN

Directions to Zoo

(Further instructions from the zoo for entrance:
Our meeting will be held in the Ocean Classrooms at the MN Zoo, and they have provided us with the following instructions to get to the meeting: Travel down McAndrews Blvd. and turn into the Zoo on Zoo Blvd. When you come to the T in the road, you should turn left. If there is a flagger there (who may flag them to the right), they should then stop and let them know they need to go to the main entrance (left) for the meeting. They should park in the Camel or Gibbon lots and proceed down the sidewalk past the bison sculpture. Enter the shortest line and tell the cashier that you are there for the MN Society for Conservation Biology meeting. The cashier will not charge you anything and will instruct you to go through the doors into the Education wing and the Oceans 1 & 2 classrooms.)

Schedule of Events:

9:00 - 9:30-> Arrival and registration

9:30 - 11:30-> Opening speech by MN Zoo Director of Conservation, followed by plenary session: speakers are Rich Baker (“What is the Role of Endangered Species in 21st Century Conservation in Minnesota?”), Tara Harris (“Using Partnerships and Coalitions to Meet the Scale of Conservation Needs for Endangered Species”), and Tom Will ("Keeping a Species OFF the Endangered Species List: Golden-winged Warbler Conservation in Minnesota")

11:30 - 12-> Board member elections (and free time to walk around zoo if time permits)

12 - 1-> Lunch

1 - 3-> Afternoon speakers (please see schedule)

3 - 4:15-> Zoo tour led by conservation staff

4:15 - 5-> Poster session, social hour and finish silent auction (bring your checkbook!)

Registration: (by April 4th or late fees may apply)

$40 for students
$50 for professionals
Cost includes light breakfast, lunch, and light snacks, as well as 2014 membership into the Minnesota Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (if you have already paid your dues for 2014, there is a $10 discount).

Previous Annual Meetings: