Call for Presentations and Field Trips at the 10th Anniversary Great Lakes Restoration Conference

 

WANTED: Individuals to lead dynamic, engaging and fun field trips and presentations at the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition’s 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 9-11, 2014.

 

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for field trips and presentations for the conference.

 

Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

 

For more information, see the 2014 Request for Proposals and Applications for submission.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2014 REQUEST FOR PRESENTATIONS AND FIELD TRIPS

DOWNLOAD THE 2014 FIELD TRIP APPLICATION

DOWNLOAD THE 2014 PRESENTATION APPLICATION

 

Send applications, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

 

BACKGROUND:

The Coalition’s annual 3-day Great Lakes Restoration Conference attracts more than 500 people from across the region to discuss cutting edge Great Lakes issues.

 

The Coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals for both field trips and presentations at this year’s conference.

 

1. Field Trips: Experiencing the Great Lakes Watershed from the Heart of the Basin

 

The Coalition is seeking fun, educational, inspiring and creative proposals for field trips in the greater Grand Rapids area to highlight restoration success stories, environmental challenges, and cultural landmarks.

 

2. Presentations on Great Lakes Restoration Issue Areas

 

The Coalition is seeking innovative, creative, engaging and compelling proposals for presentations in the below categories. Expanded issue area descriptions are included in the full Request for Proposals.

 

A) Regional/National Great Lakes Policy Issues

Examine cutting edge policy issues that impact people and the lakes. Presentation topics might include environmental justice, urban restoration, aging infrastructure, climate change, invasive species and the Great Lakes Restoration Intiative.

 

B) A Decade of Delivering for the Great Lakes – Chronicling Restoration Projects that Produce Results

Discuss restoration success stories funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative or other state, federal or private funding sources. This category can also include projects that delve in to the economic benefit of restoration projects.

 

C) Grassroots Action that makes a Difference

Learn about innovative and compelling stories and strategies used to help win local, state, regional or national conservation victories.

 

D) Science and the State of the Great Lakes 

Explore cutting edge research on existing or emerging threats to the Great Lakes—and what solutions are needed.

 

 

Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

 

Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

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