Biodiversity: Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change

October 19, 2013 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 North Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free, Pre-registration Required
Kalamazoo Nature Center

A day-long conference on “Biodiversity: Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change,” will be held on October 19, co-sponsored by the Kalamazoo Area Chapter of Wild Ones (KAWO) and the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) and to be held at KNC.

The October 19 conference includes keynote speakers David Karowe of WMU speaking on “The Challenge of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss,” and Laurel Ross, Director of Urban Conservation for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and an originator of the Chicago Climate Action Plan for Nature, speaking on “Urban Response and Adaptation to Climate Change.” Also speaking will be Tom and Ruth Small of KAWO; Binney Girdler, Professor of Biology at Kalamazoo College; and Chris Hoving, Endangered Species Coordinator, Michigan DNR. This free event requires pre-registration, now open, at The conference runs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with optional box lunch for $10 and reception following at 5:00 PM. Complete information can be found at the website listed above.

A complete schedule of Climate Change Events in Kalamazoo beginning on September 23 and running through November 12 can be found under Items of Interest on this website.