WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series

nature connection seriesLocal and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series. The Nature Connection Series talks happen on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 at the WVU Core Arboretum Amphitheater, starting in early June and continuing through late August. These talks are free and open to all, and no registration is required. All of the talks are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Some of the talks include walking and/or fieldwork. Talks will be moved or cancelled if the weather is inclement. Come be a part of the WVU Core Arboretum nature crew!

2018 Calendar of Speakers and Talks:

June 5:  
Chris Rota, WVU, Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources:   
Using citizen science to investigate urban wildlife in WVU's Core Arboretum

June 12:  
Neal Peterson, Peterson Pawpaws, Pawpaw Nursery Owner and Pawpaw Expert:  
Pawpaws past and present

June 19:  
Ieva Roznere, The Ohio State University, Postdoctoral Researcher:  
The secret life of freshwater mussels

June 26:  
Bill Beatty, Bill Beatty Nature, Consulting Naturalist and Outdoor Education Specialist:  
Discovering life through birds

July 3:
Jim McGraw, WVU, Eberly Professor of Biology:  
Ecology and conservation biology of America's most sought-after plant: Wild American ginseng

July 10:  
Brandon Sinn, WVU, Postdoctoral Fellow:  
Biology and ecology of West Virginia ferns

July 17:  
Megan Kruger, WV Water Research Institute, Environmental Education Associate:  
Changing perceptions on climate change through citizen science and phenology

July 24:  
Eddie Brzostek, WVU, Assistant Professor of Biology:   
The hidden half: How roots drive tree growth

July 31:  
Dan Panaccione, WVU, Davis-Michael Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences:  
Secret lives of fungi: Biology and ecological significance of fungi in the Core Arboretum

August 7:  
Katie Fallon, Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Author:  
From the Arctic to Appalachia: The rescue and rehabilitation of an injured snowy owl

August 14:  
Albert R. Buckelew, Jr., Bethany College, Professor Emeritus of Biology:  
Changes in bird ranges in West Virginia since 1970

The 2018 WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series is supported by the WVU Department of Biology, the WVU Core Arboretum Endowment, and the Robert C. Cull Outreach Fellowship. All speakers are volunteers. Thank you to all who support the mission of WVU Core Arboretum!