Date(s) - 02/22/2018 - 02/24/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Global Resource Center auditorium
The 7th Natural History of the Gila Symposium runs Feb. 22 through 24, 2018, on the Western New Mexico University campus (1000 W. College Ave.) in Silver City. The symposium’s 41 presentations and three field trips are free to attend.
The biennial Natural History of the Gila Symposium provides a venue to meet and share information and ideas gathered from the Gila region. Details about each presentation and field trip are available at gilasymposium.org.
Presentations: Thursday, Feb. 22, 1-5 p.m. Global Resource Center auditorium
Given by scientists and conservationists, the talks will highlight research done on the Gila Region, land management and policy in this area, and education in southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona.
Creative Voices session: Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Miller Library Commons
Presentations and awards ceremony: Friday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Global Resource Center auditorium
Western New Mexico University biology professor Dr. Randy Jennings will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award during the symposium. Dr. Jennings has conducted research in the Gila for the past 30 years and will retire from Western New Mexico University this year after 25 years of service.
Field trips: Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m.–noon Fine Arts Center parking lot meeting place
The field trips will focus on archaeology, geology and ethnobotany.