Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Meeting 2009

Collaboration: Identifying Hurdles and Overcoming Them

Register for the meeting now!

MWPARC will meet at Howell Nature Center in Howell, MI on August 13-15, 2009. The theme this year is Collaboration: Identifying Hurdles and Overcoming Them.

Registration is available at: www.regonline.com/MWPARC_2009. Those wishing to present a poster at the meeting can do so using the registration website.

Costs for attending the meeting are $75 for students and $135 for professionals, this cost includes housing and meals. Costs for the meeting for professionals staying off site are $85. Thursday will be devoted to a "Herpethon" (survey) of the Nature Center grounds, while Friday and Saturday morning will be devoted to the meeting. An optional field trip Saturday afternoon to the ES George Reserve may also be available.

Nominations sought for Co-chair

Nominations are currently being solicited for the position of Co-chair for Midwest PARC. Cochairs serve for a two-year term and are responsible for directing the activities of the regional working group as well as serving on PARC's Joint National Steering Committee. Interested individuals should review the Cochair Duties and Responsibilites document at: http://www.parcplace.org/documents/PARC_RWG_co_chairs_duties_FINAL.doc.

If you are interested in this position or making a nomination, please contact the current cochairs. Election of a new co-chair will take place on the final day of the annual meeting.

Scholarships Available for MWPARC meeting

Two student scholarships will be offered to attend the 2009 MWPARC meeting. Greater consideration will be given to students enrolled in a Michigan school and be able to demonstrate monetary need to be able to attend the meeting. For more information, email David Mifsud at DMifsud@HerpRMan.com.

Previous Meetings

Minutes from past meetings are available from the main meeting page.