Science Summit a Forum for Sharing Knowledge


The Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative’s annual Science Summit, Thursday, November 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, will be a forum for sharing the science of Oak Openings conservation and stewardship.

The Science Summit will include four presentations and a poster session, as well as networking opportunities with researchers, students and land managers with an overall goal of increasing connections among regional stakeholders. Presenters are: 

  • Helen Michaels, Associate Professor, Plant Restoration and Conservation Lab at Bowling Green State University
  • Akinwale Ogunkoya, Geology MS Student, Hydro- and Environmental Geophysics Lab at The University of Toledo
  • Rachel Kappler, Forest Health Collaborative Coordinator, Holden Forests & Gardens
  • Peter Blank, Oak Openings Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

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