Category Archives: Next Speaker

At each monthly chapter meeting, a talented speaker discusses a fascinating project.

Lichens 101 with Dr. Manuela Dal Forno, research botanist, BRIT

Lichens 101  Wednesday, October 7 — 7 pm Dr. Manuela Dal Forno, research botanist, Botanical Research Institute of Texas Zoom link    Our presenter for October is Manuela Dal Forno, aka Manu, a research botanist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). In this presentation, you will learn what lichens are and what they are not, how to identify them, where to look for them, and so much more. Lichens are complex symbiotic systems formed by a main fungal partner (the mycobiont), a green algal and/or a… Read More →

Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison (1 hr AT)

NTMN monthly meeting for September Wednesday, September 2, 2020 — 7 to 8:30 PM Zoom registration link Glitch is forcing an answer in the final field even after selecting your chapter. Just enter n/a. Christopher Roos, Professor of Anthropology at SMU, will present Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison, a look at the methods indigenous people used to manage prairies and bison herds. He will discuss the role of fire in the evolution of global grasslands and methods that Indigenous hunters use controlled wildfires in grasslands to improve their… Read More →

How to Be a Guide with Adrienne Paquette — online Aug 5 Wed

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 LOCATION: Online with Zoom Announcements begin at 7 pm. Speaker begins at approximately 7:30 pm. If not familiar with Zoom, arrive 6:45 pm to set your audio levels and learn the system. Please load in a profile photo. Zoom tips at the bottom of this post. How to Be a Guide Adrienne Paquette, L.A.N.D.S. Educator for Texas Wildlife Association. Learn how to become better leaders and educators for guided hikes and other educational outreach events from Adrienne Paquette, L.A.N.D.S. Educator for Texas Wildlife Association. Participants… Read More →

CANCELED —Lichens 101 with Manuela Dal Forno

CANCELED — APRIL NTMN MEETING — CANCELED In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, Brookhaven College is canceling the use of meeting space for groups. We regret that we are not able to hold our April NTMN meeting due to this understandable and sensible restriction. We will reschedule our speaker on lichens, Dr. Manuela Dal Forno, on a later date. Please review the links below and do a little self-study on the topic. Stay safe, everyone! ALSO NOTE — NTMN-sponsored volunteer and training activities have been… Read More →