2023 Great Lakes Science for Parks Symposium
Protecting, Restoring, and Reconnecting for the Next Generation: Addressing Emerging Issues in Great Lakes National Parks
Northland College, Alvord Theater
March 21-23, 2023
Join us for the Great Lakes Science for Parks Symposium, sponsored by Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, from March 21 – 23, 2023. The symposium theme is: Protecting, Restoring, and Reconnecting for the Next Generation: Addressing Emerging Issues in Great Lakes National Parks.
The Great Lakes national parks are dynamic and special places. We will host two and a half days of presentations, posters, and discussions highlighting natural and cultural resource science and management occurring in, around, or relevant to national parks in the Great Lakes region. We encourage presentations on all topics relevant to national parks and public lands, but particularly encourage science and management presentations on aquatic ecology, climate impacts, ecosystem responses to visitor use, forest health, invasive species, and cultural resources. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share new findings, exchange best management practice, and coordinate future research and management efforts across the region.
Attendees will be able to learn and participate in a variety of presentation types:
- A poster session will be held on the afternoon of the 23rd.
- 20 minute talks contributed by attendees presenting their research and/or management results
- 5 minute talks sharing updates and ideas
- Roundtable discussion on common themes and future needs.
This event is open to researchers, public lands managers, undergraduate and graduate students, and teachers. The registration fee will be $100 for everyone except students. Graduate student registration is $50; undergraduate students can register for free.
Coffee and drinks will be provided throughout each day; lunch is included Wednesday and Thursday with paid registrations. General questions about registration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about NPS staff registrations should be directed to email@example.com.
Logistics: The conference will be held on the campus of Northland College in the Ponzio Campus Center’s Alvord Theater (Northland College Map). We will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 and end at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023. Parking is available, carpooling encouraged.
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Abstract Submission (Due date is January 27, 2023)
We will accept abstracts of science and management activities on natural or cultural resources applicable to national parks and protected areas of the Great Lakes region or the upper Midwest. Abstracts should be 300 words or less (excluding authors, affiliations, and title) and must be submitted using the template provided. For lightning talks, titles are required, but abstract text is optional. We invite presentations on all topics relevant to national parks and public lands, though particularly encourage science and management presentations on aquatic ecology, climate impacts, ecosystem responses to visitor use, forest health, invasive species, and cultural resources.
Authors will be notified of session and format assignment by or on February 10, 2023.
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