Seats going fast for ‘An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399’

Only about 250 seats remain out of the original 1,000 available for “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399” on Oct. 24 at Ohio State. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network, which is hosting the event. Read more here. Register here.

Ohio State hosting talks on famous grizzly bear, Ted Turner’s green impact in West

T. A. Moulton BarnTwo special events at Ohio State will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, who was born in Ohio — and the mark they’re making on the American West. Continue reading

Register by Friday for Endangered Species Act workshop

ESA workshopRegister by this Friday, May 22, for a May 29 workshop on the Endangered Species Act. The workshop is for natural resource professionals who work with the act — and with endangered species like the Kirtland’s warbler shown here. CFAES scientist Jeremy Bruskotter, one of the event’s organizers, said the Endangered Species Act is more important than ever due to persistent threats like climate change and new issues such as white-nose disease in bats. Congress passed the act in 1973. Details and a link to online registration. (Photo: Joel Trick, USWFS.)

‘They take such good care of them’

HellbenderSpeaking of saving salamanders, there’s some good work being done in Ohio. It helps a big, endangered Buckeye State native, the eastern hellbender, and, in its way, the people who are doing the work. Read the story. It quotes Joe Greathouse, among others, who speaks at Ohio State April 9. (Photo: Eastern hellbender by Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Goal: ‘To get people to care while there’s still time’

Joel Sartore Scarlet IbisesBig thanks to National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore for his talk last night at Ohio State and to CFAES’s David Hanselmann and his colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and Environmental Professionals Network for serving as hosts. Some 800 people packed the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. If your interests include wildlife of all kinds and sizes (from veiled chameleons to Francois langurs to Sumatran tigers), photography, and saving Earth’s sadly, ridiculously threatened biodiversity, check out Sartore’s stunning Photo Ark project. (Photo: Scarlet ibises, joelsartore.com.)