There’s just a couple days left to register for the biannual Wild Things Chicago Wilderness Conference to be held on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at UIC. Registration continues online until Jan. 20th, and at least 1,000 people are expected to attend. As the conference website notes,
Wild Things is for volunteers, professionals and anyone interested in local nature. This day-long conference brings together the region’s best experts, hardest working professionals, most dedicated volunteers and anyone interested in nature. Technical presentations and interactive workshops will explore the latest in natural areas conservation, wildlife protection and monitoring. The conference is organized in “tracks” designed for everyone from newcomers to experts. There is special focus on empowering citizen scientists, stewards and advocates with information, networking and good ideas.
Check out the conference website here to learn more and register (deadline for registration is Jan. 20th). This is a great opportunity to network with people doing environmental activism, conservation work, and sustainability research throughout the Chicago region!