Conference Materials

These Wild Things conference resources and handouts were given out by presenters for the conference years 2007 through 2015. The resources are organized by the primary subjects area, i.e.:

Bison Bulls - Nachusa Grasslands, 10/4/2014, © Kirk Hallowell.
Bison Bulls – Nachusa Grasslands, 10/4/2014, © Kirk Hallowell.

Note: The link after the presenter’s name is to the session abstract for that conference year.

Advocacy/Constituency Building/Communication


Backyards/Neighborhoods/Urban Environment

Birds/Bird Conservation

Ecological Land Management and Restoration

Ecological Monitoring/Research

Natural History of the Chicago Region

Sustainability/Climate Change

Tools for Educators

Volunteers/Stewardship/Community Engagement

  • How to Reach and Connect with People (Guided Discussion), Patricia Hayes and copresenter(s), 2015:2L
    Resource(s): ReachAndConnectWith People.docx
  • How do stewards educate the public and get politicians’ support for open space and ecological management?, Patricia Hayes, 2011:K4
    Resource(s): WildThingsK4.pptx
  • Natural Collaboration, Emily Kenny and copresenter(s), 2007:F5
    Resource(s): F5.doc
  • The Chicago Wilderness Field Passport, Patricia Hayes, 2007:F6
    Resource(s): Steward_Participation.doc and Summary.doc
  • “Oh, Help Me!” Getting the Help You Need, April Anderson, 2007:L6
    Resource(s): iconpdf Wild_Things_Conference2007.pdf This program may not be copied without permission and acknowledgement

Water and Aquatic Ecosystems

Youth Stewardship

  • The Next Generation of Conservation Leaders: Creating Advocates and Stewards for the Next Century (Guided Discussion), Alison Paul and copresenter(s), 2015:7K
    Resource(s): iconpdf 5 things you can do.pdf
  • The Living Map – Teaching Natural History and Restoration to Elementary Aged Students, Kim Caldwell, 2007:F2
    Resource(s): iconpdf Living_Map.pdf and iconpdf RestoringIL.pdf