May Monthly Meeting: Neil Cornell, Field Herping: a Systemic Perspective
|Date:||May 2, 2007|
|Location:||Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods, directions|
Field Herping: a Systemic Perspective
Often those who are interested in reptiles and amphibians enjoy observing and interacting with them in the field. However, many of us who follow these pursuits are unaware of the other components that are integral in ecosystems that these species inhabit.
This presentation is family oriented, and several audience paticipation activities will help introduce concepts such as interspecific and interspecific competition, food webs and interdependence between biotic and abiotic factors.
After experiencing these issues, we will explore the areas around the nature center, learning about the species that inhabit the area with the ones of our main interests.
MEET THE SPEAKER:
Neil Cornell is an educator that has taught in a variety of settings from the mountains of North Carolina the the urban areas of Louisville, KY. He is currently serving as an adjunct professor in the School of Natural Sciences at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana.