Rewilding Oklahoma: A People, Places, & Pollinators Symposium
Join the founders of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative, and pollinator champions from across the state, for Rewilding Oklahoma, a day-long symposium highlighting statewide successes in pollinator conservation.
The event will include presentations from pollinator partners across Oklahoma, including Okies for Monarchs, The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more. Benjamin Vogt will deliver the keynote address and will be available to autograph copies of his newest book, “A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future”.
This event is for everyone, from the least to most experienced in pollinator gardening and large-scale land management. Guest speakers will dissect the “why” of traditional residential and urban landscaping and challenge us to re-think development design for people and pollinators. Okie experts will delve into trees, tribes, the tallgrass prairie, and even tourism, as they explore Oklahoma’s role today and tomorrow in saving the monarch butterfly and help all interconnected declining native species.
Registration includes a catered lunch from the Oklahoma City Zoo. Vendors from across the state will be on site with materials and ways to engage in pollinator conservation in Oklahoma. Early bird registration costs $60 and ends after July 28th.