Summer Oak Woodland and Savanna Ecology Workshops 2018

Saprobes, Symbionts, and Parasites: Fungal Ecology in Oak Woodland and Savanna Ecosystems

Waubonsie State Park, Fremont County, Iowa with Katie Thompson, Iowa State University and Jack Phillips, The Naturalist School. See faculty page for bios.
Friday June 22nd, 9am to 3pm. Tuition: $25 (Free for TNS members.) We will explore the roles that fungi play in woodland and savanna food webs, particularly in niches that are occasionally exposed to fire. This is an outdoor workshop that will include hiking over rugged terrain. Long pants, bug repellent, sun screen, and water are required. Bring a sack lunch, hand lens, and other provisions as needed.
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Pre-registration is required. Enrollment will be kept to 15 particiapants, so please register early. Contact Jack Phillips at  thenaturalistschool@gmail.com  for more details. This workshop is offered in partnership with Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium.

 

 

Oak Woodland Ecology: Butterflies and other Pollinators

Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska (private conservation area) with Dr. Ted Burk, Creighton University. Saturday, August 4th, 9:00am to 3:00pm. In the world of pollinator conservation, oaks and oak woodlands are often overlooked as hosts of countless butterflies, moths, and other pollinators. This field workshop will explore these relationships and how to preserve them. Tuition: $25 donation (free to full time students and TNS members.) This workshop will be limited to 10 participants. Contact Jack Phillips at thenaturalistschool@gmail.com for details and to register.

This is an outdoor workshop that will include hiking over rugged terrain. Long pants, bug repellent, sun screen, and water are required. Bring a sack lunch, hand lens, and other provisions as needed.

Ecology of the Kickatuus

Biotic surveys in Saunders County, Nebraska, August through October, 2018. These surveys are led by expert scientists and naturalists. Participants contribute to our understanding of the riparian and upland ecosystems in this fascinating bioregion while learning about the creatures that live there. Contact Jack for details.

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Acorns to Oaks: Oak Woodland and Savanna Restoration from Seed

Saturday mornings, August 25th and September 8th with Howard Eyre, Robert Smith, and Jack Phillips. Waubonsie State Park, Fremont County, Iowa. For more details and to register, contact Jack at thenaturalistschool@gmail.com .