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Seminars

All presentations begin at 7:00, except business meetings which begin at 6:30 to announce the newly certified naturalists of the New Orleans chapter.  The presentations run until about 8:00. Watch for  emails announcing the seminar topics. For an invitation to the meeting contact lmngno.president@gmail.com

Date Presenter NOTES
06/03/2020 Scott Eustis, Community Science Director for Healthy Gulf, Monitoring and Managing Tallow Trees
06/10/2020 Dana Brown, FASLA, PLA, AICP, LEED AP; Green Infrastructure
06/17/2020 Jacoby Carter, USGS, Ecologist at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center; Frogs and Invasive Species This video can only be viewed by LMNGNO members.
06/24/2020 Carol Franze, LSU AgCenter, LA Sea Grant Marine Extension Agent; Estuaries
07/01/2020 Sara Zimorski, Biologist, LDWF, Whooping Crane Restoration in Louisiana
07/08/2020 Aimee Thomas, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Loyola University, Bioblitz
07/15/2020 NO Seminar due to Board Meeting  
07/22/2020 Liz Marchio, Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, Nature’s  Notebook
07/23/2020 Linda Auld, Caroline Dormon
07/29/2020 Julie Whitbeck, Ecologist at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, Topic: Phenology
08/05/2020 Julia Kumari Drapkin, I See Change, CEO Topic: Documenting change around us  
08/12/2020 Erik Johnson, Louisiana Audubon Society, Topic: All about Birds - 2 hour lecture
08/19/2020 Lauren Hemard - Nature Journaling
08/26/2020 Andrew Barron - Postponed due to Hurricane Laura  
09/02/2020 Anne Barnes - Wildlife Garden Certification

Wildlife Garden Presentation

Native Plant Gardens Map

09/09/2020 Gary Salathe - Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative
09/16/2020 Jane Patterson, Fall Hummingbirds
09/23/2020 Tricia Leblanc (LMNGNO Fall 2019), Wetland Park and Nature Trail Program Director, Sankofa
09/30/2020 Chris Cooper, Program Specialist, City Citrus Project Manager, State Partnership Coordinator Urban and Community Forestry, LMNGBR member Spring 2019: Baton Rouge Green Projects  
10/07/2020 Cancelled due to storm  
10/14/2020 John Lopez, Director of Coast and Community for Pontchartrain Conservancy formerly Pontchartrain Basin Foundation  
10/21/2020 Dinah Maygarden: Vegetation of the Marsh
10/28/2020 Amy Shutt: The Canid Project  
11/04/2020 Catherine Wheeler, Program and Outreach Coordinator of SOUL
General Membership Meeting
11/11/2020 Katie Percy, Avian Biologist, Audubon Louisiana, Christmas Bird Count
11/18/2020 Faye Matthews (LMNGNO Fall 2019) - RESTORE
12/2/2020 Tanee Janusz: How can we be good wildlife neighbors?
01/06/2021 Courtney Forbes: Climate Change
02/03/2021 Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm
Kaye London: Endangered Species Act Overview and Your Role in the Process
 2/15/2021 Dr. Robert Twilley, of LA SeaGrant and Kristin Ransom of NOAA,
This LaNERR Roadshow introduces the Louisiana Master Naturalist organization to the process of identifying a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana (LaNERR).
03/03/2021 Chris Reid LSU: Creating your own field guide with a plant portfolio
04/07/2021 Andrew Barron (LMNGNO: Board
Member and Workshop Educator) Watershed Restoration in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary System
04/21/2021 Donata Henry: Tulane University
Messy Nests and Muddy Waters
05/05/2021 James Beck: New Orleans Mosquito
Control: Common Mosquitoes of
Southeast Louisiana
06/06/2021 Franziska (Fran) Trautmann: Glass Half Full: Glass Recycling and Reuse  
07/07/2021 In person general meeting @ Loyola