2020 National Convention Schedule (Tentative) 

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Thursday, March 19

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration – Jolicoeur Commons, Integrated Science Center (ISC)
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Dinner (Students - included with Registration)/ Student Social activities – Jolicoeur Commons, ISC
7:00-10:30 p.m. - Executive Council dinner & meeting – ISC 201

Friday, March 20

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration and Poster Set-up - Jolicoeur Commons, ISC
8:30 - 8:50 AM Welcome,  Opening Meeting - Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
8:50 – 9:00 AM Morning Break - Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

9:00 - 10:00 Oral Presentation Session 1 - Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

    • 9:00 – 9:20 a.m. 
    • 9:20 – 9:40 a.m. 
    • 9:40 – 10:00 a.m. 

10:00 - 11:00 Poster Session 1  - Jolicoeur Commons, ISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 - 12:20 Oral Presentation Session 2  - Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

    • 11:00 – 11:20 a.m.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
    • 11:40 – 12:00 p.m.
    • 12:00 – 12:20 p.m.

12:20 - 5:00 Field Trips

Option 1: Great Plains Art Museum - Self-guided tour of Moorhead's famous art museum. The Great plains Art museum features regional Native American, folk, and contemporary art. (free) 

Option 2: Hjemkomst Cultural Center - Learn more about the history of the Fargo/Moorhead region at the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretative Center. The Hjemkomst center first opened in 1985 and serves as a home to the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church replica, and museum exhibits. ($10 per person)

Option 3: Science Outreach Service Trip - Partner with Concordia Science Academy, our science outreach organization and take part in a trip to a rural school to carry out hands-on science activities with the children there. All science activities, training, and lunch will be provided. (free)

Option 4: Brewery Tour (21+) - Go behind the scenes at one of Fargo/Moorhead's local breweries. Learn about the fermentation process and the science behind brewing, and even get a taste of a few local beers. Must be 21 or older to attend. (cost TBD)

Option 5: Nature Conservancy's Bluestem praire - Professionally guided tour of the region's Bluestem Prairie. Get a tour and discuss management techniques used to address conservation and protect biodiversity. (free)

Option 6: Red River Zoo - Go behind the scenes tour of Fargo's own Red River Zoo. Explore different career options, get a behind the scene tour of animal enclosures, and perhaps meet a few of the animals ($9 per person)

Option 7:  Audubon's Urban Woods and Prairie Initiative - Professionally guided tour of reclaimed sites that part of the Audubon's Society's Urban Woods and Prairie Initiative. These sites along the floodplain in the Fargo/ Moorhead area were reclaimed in an effort to provide habitat for local species. Get a tour and discuss management techniques used to create these important and scenic conservation sites (free)

Friday evening: Banquet, Keynote, and Chapter Awards – Centrum, Knutson Center

  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Banquet
  • 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.: Dr. Ellen Aho, Keynote Speaker
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  • 8:15 - 8:30 p.m. : Alumni Recognition
  • 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. : Honor Awards Presentations
  • 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.: Committee Meetings

 


Saturday, March 21

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Poster Setup and Committee Meetings (if needed) – Reception Area outside Barry Auditorium, Grant Center

8:30 - 9:50 Oral Presentation Session 3 - Barry Auditorium, Grant Center

    • 8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
    • 8:50 – 9:10 a.m. 
    • 9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
    • 9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

10:00-11:15 Poster Session 2 - Reception Area outsie Barry Auditorium, Grant Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. : Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Closing Meeting - Barry Auditorium, Grant Center

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Chapter and Officer Photo Session