26 August 2015

Save the Date! 2015 BES Annual Meeting & Open House 20-21 October



Save the date for the 2015 Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) Long-Term Ecological Research Program Annual Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, 20-21 October and the BES Open House on 20 October.

New this year: After many years of sharing a combined event—the BES Open House and Greening Celebration—the BES Open House will follow the Annual Meeting while the Greening Celebration will be a scheduled as a separate event.  This change allows us to both honor the opening of the Parks & People Foundation’s new Sally & Butch Michel Center, and focus more closely on the relations of BES with the Baltimore civic and environmental communities.

The Annual Meeting is designed to share the technical scientific results of the project with BES researchers, educators, local, state and federal agency representatives while also being open to the media, and interested community members.  Location: Cylburn Arboretum Vollmer Visitor Center, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore.

The BES Open House, a joint gathering by BES and the Parks & People Foundation is an informal venue to share project information and results.  This event highlights BES research and activity for local city, state, federal agency representatives as well as regional community leaders, educators, students, non-BES researchers, NGOs, artists, and designers, media and others who may not be familiar with BES.  Location: the Parks & People Foundation’s new Sally & Butch Michel Center, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.

Schedule:
20 October: Annual Meeting starts 9:00 am with Welcome, Keynote, and talks; Poster lightening round 11:30; lunch break 12:00-1:00; Poster Session 1:00-3:30; afternoon talks 3:30-4:45; BES Open House 5:00 pm.

21 October: Presentations begin at 9:00 am ending approximately at noon.

There is no fee to attend these meetings.

Further detail about meeting registration, submission of abstracts for talks and posters as well as meal options will be forthcoming in a few weeks.

We encourage all participants and collaborators in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study to present a talk or poster at the Annual Meeting, as well as to attend the Open House.

Sincerely,

Steward T.A. Pickett
Project Director

Emma Rosi-Marshall
Director Designate

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