Other Items of Interest

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March 8, 10 AM – 4 PM: Long Island University-Brooklyn Dept. of Biology presents the conference Exploring Plant Genomes in Biodiversity, Agriculture and Natural Product Research. Come listen to distinguished scientists from world-renowned research institutions and learn how plant genomics is transforming our world. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP by sending an email to Jeanmaire Molina.

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March 17, 8:303:00 PM: NPC Spring Landscape Conference- Wildlife Matters: Creating Landscapes that Sustain Nature. Douglas W. Tallamy and Stephen W. Kress are among the distinguished speakers taking part in this conference. A healthy environment relies on a working web of life with diverse populations of flora and fauna. Having evolved together over thousands of years, native plants and animals depend on one another for survival. Their interactions keep nature in balance: native plants provide essential sources of food and shelter and native animals in turn assist plants in reproduction. Increase the ecological value of your landscapes by creating essential habitat for a variety of wildlife. Learn how to enhance your gardens to attract and sustain birds, butterflies, bees, and other native creatures, while adding beauty to the community. Follow the link above to register for the conference.

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April 7-9: 14th Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC). This conference promises again to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history for the Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in natural history by bringing people with diverse backgrounds together. REGISTER TODAY!

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April 26: New York Nut Growers Association Spring Meeting in Riverhead, NY. Registration is free and nut trees will be distributed. The spring meeting will be followed by a fruit and nut tree planting in Aquebogue, NY. Program and registration will be available on the NYNGA website in late February.

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