2024 Spring Symposium

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The NPSOT 2024 Spring Symposium was held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center March 2nd, 2024!
(Photo credit: LBJ Wildflower Center by Claire Sorenson)

Event Overview

Saturday, March 2, 2024

at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Symposium 8:45 am – 3:00 pm | Tours from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm 

Hybrid Event:  Recordings available to both in-person and virtual attendees approximately two weeks after the event. 


 8:00 am –  8:45am     Check in and Light Breakfast begins

 8:45 am –  9:00 am     Welcome and Opening Remarks

 9:00 am –  9:55 am     Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies and Moths, Jim & Lynne  Weber  – Master Naturalists & Authors

 9:55 am – 10:45 am     Connecting Habitats in the Urban Environment and the Importance of Native Plants, Mei Ling Liu – Texas Conservation Alliance

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break  

11:00 am – 11:55 am    Lewisville’s Roots For Wings Program: How One Texas Town Is Rethinking the American LawnTJ Gilmore  – Mayor of Lewisville 

11:55 am – 12:55 pm     Lunch

12:55 pm – 1:10 pm Chapter of the Year Announcement,  Presentation of the Kate Hillhouse Quilt 

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Student Research Studies:

Xinyi Yan – UT Austin: Maintaining Soil Microbial Diversity in Texas Grasslands

Silas Jenkins – TSU: Quercus buckleyi Seedlings: Does Mycorrhizal Inoculation Affect Drought Response?

1:50 pm – 2:45 pm    Unique Ecological Systems and Associated Rare Flora of Texas, Jason Singhurst – Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm     Closing Remarks

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Wildflower Center Guided Tour (In-person only; Preregistration Required)

2024 Spring Symposium Details

In-Person Registration

The in-person event registration is now closed; please consider virtual event registration! 

Virtual Registration

Registration to stream the event live and receive event recordings approximately two weeks after the event is closed. 


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Program Information

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