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UConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference

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Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UConn, Student Union Ballroom (Room 330), 21 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT  (map)
UConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference   Thursday, October 19, 2017 UConn Student Union Ballroom (Room 330) 2100 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269   8:00 - 8:45 a.m.                      Registration and Coffee   8:45 - 9:00 a.m.                      Welcome and Introductions Vickie Wallace, Extension Educator, UConn Extension and Dr. Michael O?Neill, Associate Dean and Associate Director, UConn Extension   9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                   ?Lifestyles of Pollinators? David Wagner, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut Learn about the ecology and behavior of insect pollinators and their conservation.                             10:00 - 11:00 a.m.                 ?Native Perennials for Bees, Butterflies, and Birds? Emily DeBolt, Fiddlehead Creek Nursery, Fort Ann, NY Discussion of herbaceous perennials to support pollinators, including top-performing cultivars, and examples from design/build projects.   11:00 ? 11:15 a.m.                Break   11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.       ?Selecting Native Shrubs for Season-long Pollinator Support? Jessica Lubell, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut Landscape uses of native shrubs, both popular and under-used, will be covered in sequence of bloom to create season lasting pollinator support.   12:15 - 1:00 p.m.                   Lunch   1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                     ?Research Update: Examining Pollinator Attraction of Shrub Nativars? Jacob Ricker, Graduate Student, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut Report from the first data collection season of our UConn study to evaluate pollinator support of several native shrub species and their cultivars.   2:00 ? 3:00 p.m.                    ?Native Trees for Pollinators? Andrew Brand, Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT Native trees with ornamental characteristics that also function to support pollinators through flowers and foliage.    3:00 p.m.                               Pesticide Recertification and Adjournment ? Safe Travels! Pesticide Credits - PA, 1A, 3A, 3B, 3D, 10: 6 credits   Register online at Early Registration $50.00, by Friday, September 8, 2017 $60.00 after September 8, 2017 Students $25.00 with valid school ID Registration fee includes parking, morning refreshments, and lunch.   Parking is available in the North Parking Garage (103 North Eagleville Road) and South Parking Garage (2366 Jim Calhoun Way). Please bring your parking garage ticket with you to check-in for validation. See Link to UConn Storrs Campus map.   Please note that the registration system will accept only one credit card payment per email address, whether for an individual or group registration. If after submitting your individual or group registration, you need to pay for additional registrations, please do so by phone. Please call 860-486-3336 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note any dietary restrictions: ___________________________________________   Questions about registration? Contact: Donna Ellis, [email protected] or call her at 860-486-6448.   We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2017!

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