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David Philipp and Julie Claussen Illinois Natural History Survey Fisheries Conservation Foundation Refreshments will be served. Parking Notice: Lot E-46 is a [...]
David Philipp and Julie Claussen
Illinois Natural History Survey
Fisheries Conservation Foundation
Refreshments will be served.
Parking Notice: Lot E-46 is a UIUC campus parking lot. Campus parking permits for lots north of Kirby/Florida work in E-46. Visitors may park in metered parking.
(Tuesday) 4:00 pm
Forbes Natural History Building, Conference Room 1005
1816 S Oak St, Champaign, IL 61820
Illinois Natural History Survey
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY JANUARY 15 AT https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=19514 Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are pleased to collaborate to offer their annual [...]
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY JANUARY 15 AT https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=19514
Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are pleased to collaborate to offer their annual Bi-State Gardening Conference, being held at The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Indiana, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. CST), and the presenters will begin following a Beef House buffet dinner.
The cost for the program is $20, which includes dinner.
The Green Pathway to Invasion: Invasive Plants and Landscaping
By Chris Evans, University of Illinois Extension Forester
While invasive plants are nearly universally recognized as a major threat to our natural ecosystems, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, we have a checkered past in terms of actions taken to introduce and promote exotic plants that ultimately ended up being invasive. Many of the worst invaders started out as landscape plants. Join Chris Evans, Extension Forester with the University of Illinois, as he explores the history of invasive species in the landscape trade, why some plants end up becoming invasive, invaders that are still in the ornamental trade, and what we as landowners and concerned citizens can do to help.
Gardening Under the Influence (of Myths)
By Bill McKnight, a.k.a. The Mad Botanist
Many gardening practices result from blind faith acceptance of something they were told and often are irrelevant or counter-productive. These methods, many of them commonly employed, often have no scientific basis, are developed from an underlying truth, or are simply too ingrained. Bill will expose and discuss many of these myths.
Bill McKnight is a botanist and author of “Rantings of a Mad Botanist: A Comprehensive Guide to Gardening and Land Use Practices Emphasizing Central Indiana.” Bill is also past president of the Indiana Academy of Science, as well as a former museum curator, biology teacher, and 2018 Indiana Plant & Wildflower Society Conference Chair.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beef House Restaurant
16501 N State Road 63, Covington, Indiana 47932
University of Illinois Extension: Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT AT GO.ILLINOIS.EDU/NATURE Living near and spending time in greenspace can improve our mental and physical health. Understanding the connection between [...]
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT AT GO.ILLINOIS.EDU/NATURE
Living near and spending time in greenspace can improve our mental and physical health. Understanding the connection between health and nature exposure is particularly important for our increasingly technological-connected and urbanized society.
Champaign County Master Gardeners will present a free program all about this connection and how we can incorporate nature into our lives. “Health Benefits of Interacting with Nature” will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at the Champaign Extension Auditorium (801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign).
This presentation will be given by Matthew Browning, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Recreation, Sport and Tourism and Director of the Virtual Reality & Nature Lab, College of Applied Health Sciences, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Browning will discuss the outcomes from time spent in nature and the mechanisms that can explain these protective benefits. Attendees will learn about current research on the recommended “dosage” of nature exposure and innovative techniques to increase people’s time in nature.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Register online at go.illinois.edu/Nature.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
U of I Extension, Champaign County
801 N Country Fair Dr, Ste D, Champaign, Illinois 61821
Champaign County Master Gardener and Horticulture Program