2022 Summit Schedule

Summit Guide

Please read the Summit Guide for event descriptions and times prior to starting the registration process.
Registration will open August 15.

At a Glance

October 6–8, 2022

Thursday Afternoon

  • Workshops, hikes, field events
  • Networking Opportunities

 

Friday

 

Saturday Morning

  • Workshops, hikes, field events
  • Volunteer Opportunities
Thursday
  • Biking for Biodiversity, Rob Suhr, Master Naturalist
  • Citizen Science Opportunities at the UW-Madison Arboretum & Beyond, Julia Whidden, UW–Madison Arboretum
  • Close-up and Macro Photography, Kevin Hanley, Master Naturalist Instructor
  • Conservation in the Parks: A Community-based Approach, Julia Robson, Waukesha County Parks and Land Use
  • Finding the Stories in Nature, Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Museum
  • Lapham: The Person and the Place, Tim Vargo, Urban Ecology Center
  • Nature and Youth Mental Health in a New Light, Ian Karl, Northwest Passage, Ltd.
  • Outdoor Access for All!, Ray Anderson, Access Ability Wisconsin
  • Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop: Developing our JEDI Lens, Tara Von Dollen, Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education
  • Stream Health Monitoring with Water Action Volunteers, Katy Bradford, UW–Madison Extension
  • The Good and the Bad: Reconciling Nature’s Impact on Health to Improve Nature Programs, Courtney Schultz, Health & Technology Partners
Friday Morning
  • Autumn Senescence Hike, Mars (Martina) Patterson, herbsnflowers.stemsnroots, Nearby Nature Milwaukee
  • Civic Ecology: Building Networks to Restore Broken Places, Joanna Salinas, Waukesha County Green Team
  • Intro to iNaturalist: Making Good Observations, Kevin Hanley, Master Naturalist Instructor
  • Mapping Invasive Plants with EDDMapS, Anne Pearce, UW–Madison
  • Natural Connections “Professor Hike”, Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Museum
  • Nature and Youth Mental Health in a New Light, Ian Karl, Northwest Passage, Ltd.
  • Nature Programming Addressing Access, Inclusion, and  Well-being, Emily Brown, Wehr Nature Center
  • Shinrin-Yoku – Forest Bathing – Experience, Kate Bast, Kate Bast LLC & Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs
  • Teaching about Bats! Jennifer Redell, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • The Buzz About Bumble Bees! Bumble Bee Brigade Workshop and Walk, Elizabeth Braatz, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Amphibian & Reptile Citizen Science Projects, Andrew Badje, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Friday Afternoon
  • A Salty Problem for our Freshwater, Allison Madison, WI Salt Wise
  • A Walk Through Time on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Amy Lord, Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Chasing Dragons, Jeff Fischer, Wisconsin Dragonfly Society
  • Cranes over Wisconsin, Stephanie Schmidt, International Crane Foundation
  • DEIJ Community of Practice for Wisconsin Conservation, Lindsey Taylor, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Exploring Nature’s Therapeutic Effects for our Mental Health, Gary Sater, PhD, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
  • Herbalism (Plant Medicine) and Your Health, Jenna Klink, Herbalist and Postpartum Doula, Fieryhealer LLC
  • Hiking with Diggins, Diggins, retired sled dog and Emily Ford, Thru-hiker
  • Invasive Species Removal volunteer opportunity, Julia Robson, Waukesha County Parks and Land Use
  • Meet a Conservation Detection Dog, Laura Holder, Conservation Dogs Collective
  • Mussel Monitoring Program of Wisconsin, Lisie Kitchel, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Nostalgic Nature: Building Life-Long Lovers of the Outdoors, Esther Portnoy, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
  • Teaching Off Trail, Peter Dargatz, Hamilton School District
  • Use Snapshot Wisconsin in Your Classroom or Programming, Christine Anhalt-Depies, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Saturday
  • Accessible Birding 101, Rachael Lewandowski-Sarette, Upham Woods – UW–Madison Division of Extension
  • Biking for Biodiversity, Rob Suhr, Master Naturalist
  • Chasing Dragons, Jeff Fischer, Wisconsin Dragonfly Society
  • Content and Context: “Outdoorspersonship” in the midst of DEIJ Discussions, Christopher Kilgour, Color in the Outdoors
  • Forest Therapy (Shinrin-Yoku), Sally Peterson, Certified Forest Therapy Guide
  • Fun with Patterns in Nature, Marian Farrior, UW–Madison Arboretum
  • Horticultural Therapy Techniques for Nature-based Program Delivery, Mike Maddox, Horticultural Therapist-Registered
  • Lichens as Bioindicators, Suzanne Joneson, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha
  • Meet a Conservation Detection Dog, Laura Holder, Conservation Dogs Collective
  • Natural Connections “Professor Hike”, Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Museum
  • Revisiting the Ice Age at Lapham Peak, Tom Finley, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Sustaining our Master Naturalist Program, Molly Schmidt, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Foundation
  • The Buzz About Bumble Bees! Bumble Bee Brigade Workshop and Walk, Elizabeth Braatz, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • The Good and the Bad: Reconciling Nature’s Impact on Health to Improve Nature Programs, Courtney Schultz, Health & Technology Partners
  • The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story, Julia Robson, Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes/The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story
  • Trail Building volunteer opportunity, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Lapham Peak Unit – Kettle Moraine State Forest

Keynote Bio:

October 7 keynote speaker, Emily Ford

Photo Credit © Emily Ford

Emily Ford is an aspiring winter adventurer and thru-hiker based in Duluth, Minnesota. She has completed many thru-hikes in the Midwest including the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail, which crosses Wisconsin east to west from Potawatomi State Park to St. Croix State Park on the Minnesota border. Also, in the winter of 2022 she completed a solo 180-mile ski route across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Wilderness with her Alaskan Husky, Diggins. With an understanding and drive to show that anyone can adventure and everyone deserves to discover the outdoors, regardless of race, gender identity, or upbringing, she continues to seek adventure and represent the underrepresented in outdoor spaces.

 

 

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