About our Speakers - 2024 SHOW
Partial Speaker List
Speaker Times to be Announced Later
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Holly Tuten, Ph.D.
Department Affiliate, Entomology, University of Illinois - My professional interests center on animal behavior, basic and applied biological research, data gathering and analysis, ecology, entomology, invasive species biology, neglected and (re)emerging diseases, symbioses and coevolution, science communication and collaboration, and teaching.
I have a B.Sc. in Biology (UNC - Chapel Hill) and an M.Sc. and PhD in Entomology (Clemson University). During my graduate matriculation I won an NSF-GRF for my research on mosquito ecology in zoological parks. I completed two postdocs, in American Samoa and Switzerland, on biology and control of insect vectors. Following those, I worked for two years as an Agricultural Risk Analyst with NCSU & USDA APHIS.
Mark Glenshaw - "The Owl Man" - Glenshaw, a services manager at Fontbonne University, first became fascinated with the park's elusive owl population after a chance encounter in 2005. It took him years of nightly park visits to get to know the stealthy predators.
Mike Chervinko - Ancient Indian Artifacts - Mike is a self-taught photographer and lives in southern Illinois. Born and raised in southern Illinois, I have long loved the purity and intimacy this landscape has to offer. It is one of the Midwest's best kept secrets. And it is in this landscape that many unexpected secrets and stories can be found. Experiences that are sure to draw you in and leave you asking for more. For years now, I have wielded a photographer's eye towards these scenes and relish capturing moments of enthrallment and splendor. I point my camera towards the grand, towards the hidden, and towards fleeting moments sure to inspire. A large part of what motivates me is the unconditional solitude I find here hiding around every corner, a rare gift in today's world, indeed! It is my home. It is beautiful. It is the Shawnee National Forest. Please enjoy my interpretations of the marvelous landscape.
Tom Guggenheim - check back for more info
Ann Butsch - Check back for more info
Steve and Regina Garr, Birds-I-View - have spent decades presenting programs on attracting desirable wildlife to almost any setting. They are co-founders of two state Bluebird societies and Steve is a past president of the North America Bluebird Society. From Hummingbird Research to leading "Owl Prowls", Steve and Regina try to stay involved in all aspects of enjoying wild birds!
Callie and Christine Lueking, Flower Girls is a family business northwest of Woodlawn, IL. The Flower Girls do numerous flower arranging jobs, including weddings, proms, parties, etc. They grow many of the flowers they use in their unique and unusual flower designs.