Schedule

Schedule will be updated once session presentations are finalized.

Great Lakes Park Training Institute Schedule of Events / Feb 26th – March 1st

Date

Monday 26 February

Tuesday 27 February

Wednesday 28 February

Thursday 1 March

8:30am – 9:45am
GLPTI Staff arrive Sunday afternoon and have orientation, preliminary set-up work, social time.

Board Meeting to Review Schedule and Assignments 11:00AM

Registration Opens at 11:00AM

General Session: Verbal Defense and Influence (L&M) – Drew Montgomery General Session: Human-Wildlife Conflicts (M & NE) – Jonathan Schechter 8:15AM-9:15AM

Session 19: Asphalt Hard Surface Options (M) – Kirsten Pauley

Session 20: Historic Bridge Restoration- Al Patterson

Session 21: Mosquito and Tick-borne Diseases in Indiana (NE) – Bryan Price


10AM
Session 4: Irrigation (M) – Wayne WitmillSession 5: Playgrounds for Kids with Autism (Misc.) – Michelle Kelly

Session 6: Walk with a Doc (Misc.) David Sabgir

Session 11: Reservation Management (L&M) –

Session 12: Storm Readiness (Misc.) – Matthew Ellman

Session 13: Integrated Pest Management for Urban and Suburban Forestry(M) – Phil Graf

Brunch Buffett 9:15AM-10:00AM

9:45AM-11AM:
General Session: Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail- Developing a Long Distance Trail (M & NE) – Paul Yauk


11:30AM
Lunch OYO Lunch Board of Regents Lunch Meeting Institute Closing

1PM – 2PM
Session 1: Stihl Chainsaw & Other Equipment Workshop (M) – Ty Shields

Session 2: Intergenerational Workforce (L&M) – Amanda Foor

Session 3: Tree Identification Workshop (NE) – Phil Graf

Session 4: Your Role in Risk Management (L&M & M) -Bill Hooker

Session 7: Grounds Keeping Equipment/Turf Maintenance (M) – Peter Liakouras

Session 8: 1-Minute Manager (L&M) – Karen Hinton

Session 9: Meth Labs in Parks (Misc) – Dan Main

Session 10: Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center (NE)- Leslie Grow

Session 14: Partnering with Tourism Agencies (NE) – Lorelei Weimer

Session 15: Recruitment/Retention of Seasonal Staff (L&M) – Ryan Davis

Session 16: Foundations, Friends Groups, & Sponsorships (Misc,) – Nathan Schaumleffel & Beth Redden

Session 17: Adventure Recreation (NE) – Amy Dingle


2:15PM – 3:15PM
Session 7: Grounds Keeping Equipment/Turf Maintenance (M) – Peter Liakouras

Session 8: 1-Minute Manager (L&M) – Karen Hinton

Session 9: Meth Labs in Parks (Misc) – Dan Main

Session 10: Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center (NE)- Leslie Grow

Session 14: Partnering with Tourism Agencies (NE) – Lorelei Weimer

Session 15: Recruitment/Retention of Seasonal Staff (L&M) – Ryan Davis

Session 16: Foundations, Friends Groups, & Sponsorships (Misc,) – Nathan Schaumleffel & Beth Redden

Session 17: Adventure Recreation (NE) – Amy Dingle

Session 18: Fireside Chat with New Professionals (L&M)- MaryBeth Thaman, Mark Young, Sally Pelto-Wheeler


3:30PM – 4:45PM
General Session: The new Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center (Misc.) – Linda Walter General Session: Searching for Quality of Life: Meanings, Issues, and Implications for the Field (L&M) – Rasul Mowatt General Session: Public Lands, Democracy, and America’s Public Wealth (L&M)- Scott Russell Sanders

Night
Dinner in Inn Dining Room at 530PM

Toboggan Run starting at 630PM

Birds of Prey Social (Teresa Rody, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services)
Bonfire at 700PM

Awards Reception and Presentation at 6PM Dinner Buffet at 6PM
Game Night 7:30PM