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Field Notes Symposium

September 14 2023 from 9:00 am September 15 2023 from 5:00 pm

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NEW DATES: September 14 & 15, 2023

$65 per person

Program Overview

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is hosting an interactive and intimate environmental symposium in September 2023 to connect Houston area practitioners to share their on-the-ground knowledge and discuss larger conservation initiatives.

The goal of this symposium is to foster meaningful dialogue across multi-disciplinary fields – practitioners, educators, designers, landscapers, planners, engineers, contractors, and interested members of the public – regarding the methods, management, and messaging for ecological restoration in an urban setting. Participants will connect, compare notes, learn best practices, and become better educators and experts to support and strengthen urban ecological restoration practices, foster collaboration, and encourage innovation to benefit the Greater Houston Region.

Meeting Location

All indoor presentations will be at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Building. The address is 120 West Loop North (610 Parking Loop) or 4501 Woodway Drive.

Meeting Structure

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations on related topics, engage in panel/facilitated discussion as well as small group breakout sessions, and attend guided walking tours of the Arboretum.

Registration will be capped at 100 people so that we can assure successful interaction between presenters, attendees, and to facilitate effective field tours and breakout sessions.

Please email Debbie Markey for sponsorship inquiries.


The registration fee of $65 per person includes a Field Notes Workbook Deliverable, registration for both days, two-day parking pass, Thursday and Friday lunch and break refreshments, and Thursday happy hour.

Continuing Education Credits

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has approved this symposium for 8 continuing education credits under the Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program. The event has been added to the SER calendar on their website at http://www.ser.org/events/.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Loblolly Pine Sponsor

Echinacea Sponsors


If you have questions about the symposium, please contact one of the organizers below:

Emily Manderson, [email protected]

Stephen Benigno, [email protected]

Tiffany Ritter, [email protected]