Other Programs of Interest


The Biology, Conservation and Management of Natural Features Mini-conference is scheduled for Dec. 6th, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Parkview Campus of WMU (aka BTR Park near Asylum Lake).

This mini-conference promises to be filled with interesting and diverse perspectives on remnant and restored plant communities, habitat restoration and related topics from an esteemed set of invited guest speakers.  In addition, the end of the mini-conference will feature short presentations by three student groups who have worked on remnant prairie, savanna and mesic forest restoration activities in Kalamazoo and will report on their findings.  If you have an interest in native plant communities, this mini-conference is for you!

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us for this event!  Registration and parking are free but we do require that you RSVP by Dec. 1 so that adequate parking spaces, seating and refreshments can be arranged.   A map is also attached that shows lot “P2” near Floyd Hall where you will be able to park on that day.


Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2208 Winchell

Saphira Sugas, who has led these Sufi dances all over the world, will teach and lead the dances in the narthex of the Church. The Universal Dances of Peace draw on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of many spiritual traditions. Combining chant, music, and gentle movement, the dances seek to cultivate a sense of unity, peace, and personal integration.