All Riled Up for Wild Things

Headed to the Wild Things Conference going down Saturday, January 31, at UIC? If so, let’s connect—Team EcoMyths is on the lookout for new conservation-loving friends like you.

— by Beth Kosson, Education Director, EcoMyths Alliance

You’ll be able to easily spot our crew (without binoculars) at this year’s Wild Things Conference in Chicago, where we’ll join in the day-long fun as both an exhibitor and presenter.

Check it out: The first breakout session of the day features our very own Kate Sackman along with Jennifer GoodSmith and Nicole Cavender of the Morton Arboretum, who will be taking up the topic of science communication to the public in a fantastic 45 minutes entitled, A Spoonful of Sugar: Communicating Science to the Public. (I’ve seen a sneak peak and it’s pretty sweet. Just between you and me.)

I’m personally psyched about the rest of this year’s eco-star-studded lineup. A few topping my list of must-sees include:

  • David Willard of the Field Museum (just one of our fabulous partners) as he discusses the ever-important issue of bird migration through Chicago—aka why sometimes birds and glass buildings just don’t get along
  • Our good friends Rebecca Tonietto (see her in video action here) and Dan Larkin from the Chicago Botanic Garden, who will bee keeping our attention on bee communities in prairies restoration
  • Carl Strang from DuPage County Forest Preserve, a freakin’ genius who’ll be talking about conservation of singing insects

In between all that brilliance, please stop by our One Green Booth to take the One Green Thing pledge, weigh in on myths, win prizes, and meet yours truly. (If you would like the song version of this paragraph, watch the video to the right).