Biodiversity: Life in Balance - The 2018 Conservation Symposium

This year’s event delves into this term used to describe the planet’s biological diversity. Participants will explore the benefits and challenges of maintaining balance within local ecosystems and learn how to communicate biodiversity’s significance. Presentations will cover the Smithsonian’s BioCube project, tree pathogens, Odonata diversity, restoration success stories, and green burials.

The event will feature two keynote speakers; Jennifer Collins, Manager of Ocean Education at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will give a talk titled Biocubes – Life in a Cubic Foot, and Dr. Chris Martine, Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, will deliver the keynote address, #SciComm, Media Relations, and a Botanist on Mars

Details about both keynote speakers, a schedule of presentations and other information can be found at:

The Conservation Symposium remains affordable due to the support of our sponsors. Sincere thanks to Cleveland Metroparks, Davey Resource Group, Geauga Park District, Holden Forests & Gardens, Lake Metroparks, Portage Park District, Summit Metro Parks, The Nature Conservancy, NE Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, The Trout Club of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Trust for Public Land, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Wilderness Center and the Women's Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.