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Day One Opens: Introductions, Instructions, and Tech Help

8:45 to 9:45am 

Sustainable Landscape Management in a Changing Climate

David Wolfe, Cornell University 

9:45 to 10:45am

What Climate Resiliency Means to our Future: Conservation in the Great Lakes - Buffalo, New York as a Case Study

Jay Burney, Pollinator Conservation Association 

10:45 to 11:00am 


11:00am to 12:00pm 

Riparian Buffer Implementation Realities

Lydia Brinkley, Upper Susquehanna Coalition

12:00 to 1:30pm 

Lunch Break

1:30pm to 2:30pm  

Climate Change Update: What’s New in the UN’s Special Report on 1.5C Warming?

Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Planting a Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma

​Marissa Angell, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc

3:30pm to 3:45pm


3:45pm to 4:45pm 

Sustainable Planning and Design in the Ithaca City-Region

Scott Whitham, Rick Manning, and Andy Zepp



Day Two Opens: Introductions, Instructions, and Tech Help

9:00 to 10:00am

Native Plants: The Currency of Our Trade

Dan Segal, Plantsmen Nursery

10:00 to 11:00am

Ecosystems, Communities, & Interdependence of Plants & Animals

Dave Reilly & Nicole Gerber, Citizen Coalition for Wildlife & Environment

11:00am to 11:15am



11:15 to 12:15pm

Sustainability in Public Gardens: Action and Education

Emily Detrick, Cornell Botanical Gardens

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Lunch Break  


1:45pm to 2:45pm

Birds in Crisis: A Message from the Natural World

Laura Helft, Ph.D., Managing Science Editor, Conservation Media

2:45pm to 3:45pm

Designing an Earth-friendly Landscape

Janet Allen, CNY Wild Ones