6th Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference

Leopold's Legacy: Extension's Response to a Changing World -- "The land ethic at work today"

May 19 - 23, 2008 - Madison, Wisconsin

Dear Extension Colleagues,

We are pleased you are attending the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals 6th Biennial Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference is at the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on the shore of Lake Monona just blocks from the State Capitol, the University of Wisconsin campus, and downtown dining and night life. The U.S. Green Building Council certified the Monona Terrace as the first LEED-EB Silver Convention Center in the United States. We encourage you to learn, create networks, meet old friends and make new ones. Take time to enjoy everything Madison and the upper Midwest have to offer! 

The Conference program begins with a pre-conference meeting of Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialists followed by a full day of skills-building workshops and a field study tour on Tuesday, May 20. Tuesday evening offers an opening reception amidst the roof-top gardens of Monona Terrace that will bring attendees together for refreshments and to plan an evening in Madison. The plenary session on Wednesday morning kicks off three days of presentations, posters, discussions, and study tours culminating with the ANREP business meeting on Friday morning.

The conference theme, Leopold’s Legacy: Extension’s Response to a Changing World – The Land Ethic at Work Today, will be evident in the plenary session, conference activities, and the study
tours. The major field study tour, offered on both Tuesday and Thursday, features the new Leopold Legacy Center in the Baraboo Hills. The Center has garnered every honor possible for “green”
building. Other tours will utilize buses, bikes, boats, and foot power to explore the Madison lakes, a nearby watershed, the International Crane Foundation and much more. Following the study tours on Thursday afternoon, attendees will gather at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union for refreshments, a spectacular setting on Lake Mendota, and a “tailgate” dinner party.

We are glad you joined us for the diverse and exciting program, the unique setting, and the special events.

David Drake
Jamie Nack
Scott Craven
Co-Chairs-Local Arrangements Committee

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