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Thu, Jun 22



Conservation Summer Camp: Creating a Habitat for Turtles & Snakes

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Conservation Summer Camp: Creating a Habitat for Turtles & Snakes
Conservation Summer Camp: Creating a Habitat for Turtles & Snakes

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT


About the Event

How the “Unhuggables” Support Conservation

Usually, we aren’t even aware of reptiles and when we are, their presence sometimes frightens or annoys us. By the end of this session, you will be smiling the next time you see a snake or turtle on your property because you’ll appreciate the important ecological rock star roles these creatures play.  Reptiles are especially crucial and important to study because they are in steep decline, yet do everything from eating harmful insects to providing a food source themselves. Learn what you can do to create a welcoming habitat for cold-blooded species. Connect with conservation experts, meet other inspiring Wisconsin women that share your love for the land and its inhabitants, and learn about NRCS resources to support your conservation goals.

Expert Speaker:  Rebecca Christoffel, Co-Director of Turtles for Tomorrow and Founder of Snake Conservation Society

Woman Landowner Citizen Scientist Share:  Bethany Edmond Storm, Driftless Tannery

WiWiC Hosts: Noemy Serrano, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Conservation Summer Camp Lunch Series

Are you a Wisconsin women landowner, farmer or conservation enthusiast ready to discover new ideas and resources to care for your land? BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for a third year and this season we’re bringing friends: animals!  Each session will focus on creating healthy habitat for a different beneficial critter.  There will be a content expert sharing resources and how-tos along with an inspiring “citizen scientist,” a woman landowner sharing her personal experience in and love for that species.

This Summer Camp series is an opportunity to join women landowners from across the state who share your passion for stewarding the land and connect with expert advice, resources, and opportunities around the virtual campfire.  Whatever your background, from beginners to experts, all women are welcome and we want to hear your story.  Feel free to bring your lunch. S’mores optional. Wisconsin Women in Conservation is hosting four sessions, each on one Thursday per month from May through August. 

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).  A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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