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Congratulations to Phoebe Will on winning this year's MWPARC Logo Contest! We are crazy about the Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) design!
Get this design on merchandise at our store!
SSAR/PARC 2024 Conference
Our joint conference with the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) is almost here! More than 200 people have registered to present their research about amphibians and reptiles!

SSAR/PARC conference runs from 27 - 30th June at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
It's not too late to register to attend!

Meeting Website
Full Schedule of Events
PARC & MWPARC Hosted Events
Thank you to our sponsors!
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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

(Gold Level Sponsor)

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin protects our state’s lands, waters, and wildlife by providing funding, leading partnerships, and connecting all people with nature. We established the Wisconsin Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Fund to provide sustainable funding support for herptile conservation. Learn more and make a difference:

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Potter Park Zoo

(Silver Level Sponsor)

Potter Park Zoo in Michigan conserves wildlife and inspires action through engaging exhibits, education programs, and conservation initiatives, fostering a connection between people and nature.

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Wisconsin Wetland Association

(Bronze Level Sponsor)

PARC and MWPARC Events
Saturday June 29th
Student Social. 6 - 7:30 PM. 
Location: Michigan League Ballroom
How are your herp trivia skills? Join us at this social and put them to the test!
Sunday June 30th
National PARC Welcome Introduction & Remarks: Dr. Melissa Youngquist
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League
PARC Super Keynote: Dr. Earyn McGee.  9:15 - 10:00 AM
Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League
Title: #Findthatlizard: ecology, science outreach, and supporting underrepresented groups in herpetology and natural resources.
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Midwest PARC: Welcome Introduction & Remarks: Dr. Jen Lamb
10:30 - 10:45 AM 
Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League

Morning Symposium - Conservation and Ecology. 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League

Early Afternoon Symposium - Disease & Conservation. 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League

Late Afternoon Symposium - Innovative Approaches in Conservation. 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Location: Mendelssohn, Michigan League
Scale Up Your Career Workshop. 3 - 5:00 PM.
Location: Michigan League Ballroom

Are you interested in a career working with herps, but need some help getting there? This workshop will discuss some of the idosyncrasies of hiring in government, non-profit, and or academic fields. Workshop registrants should bring a draft of their resume, curriculum vitae, and or cover letter to work on at the workshop.

Thanks to Leslie Gittemeier for taking this group photo of the 2023 MWPARC Conference in-person attendees! The 2023 conference took place at the Touch of Nature Center in Illinois.

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