FRIDAY, May 31, 2019
University of Wisconsin – Stout, Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A and B
6:00 pm Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00 pm Keynote Program
Have you ever wondered, “How much does an eagle weigh?” How big is their wingspan?” Come meet one of the National Eagle Center’s resident eagle ambassadors and learn all about eagle’s in nature, history and culture. Visit with a naturalist educator, take a look at eagle artifacts and have all your questions answered. This experience is great for all ages and cameras are welcome.
The National Eagle Center is an interpretive center located on the Mississippi River in Wabasha MN and is home to five permanently injured eagles. These resident eagles, four bald eagles and one golden eagle, now serve as ambassadors in educational programs in Wabasha and beyond.
8:00 pm Keynote Speaker
“Emerging Right of Nature” Juliee de la Terre
Recognizing and creating resilient social/ecological systems that provide stability to landscapes, communities and the planet. Two scenarios, an ecological and social instability, will be presented and possible remedies will discussed. The effects of Rights of Nature laws on both systems will be explained.
More about Juliee de la Terre
Juliee de la Terre is the director of the Sacred Water Sacred Land Institute based in south western Wisconsin. She has been advocating for the health and wellness of people and planet for three decades by initiating green businesses, engaging in political movements, developing educational and PR programs centered on ecological health and social justice, writing curricula, teaching at all levels, and coordinating eco-consciousness raising events.
Juliee’s most recent focus is on “Rights of Nature” awareness and legal structures. She works with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Earth Law Center, communities and tribes to educate and facilitate inclusion of RoN legal structures into bodies of law. Her most recent collaboration is to engage stakeholders in the Great Lakes region on a project that would lead to the acknowledgment of the rights of the Great Lakes ecosystem to exist, persist and flourish.
Juliee holds a Masters in Environment and Resources from the Gaylord Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She serves on the board of Save Our Unique Lands. With two other colleagues she wrote the first ever health impact assessment for frac sand mining in WI which was used in litigation.
She is an organic farmer and consults other farmers on ways to decouple from commodity driven, chemical intensive, industrial agriculture. Recently, she began a 106 acre re-wilding, deep-green educational project in the Kickapoo Valley called “Singing Trees.” She forages for wild foods, gives talks on climate change, planetary boundaries, ecology, human health and environment and the dangers of extractive industries.
Bird Bowl with host Steve Betchkal
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Duke and Dagger, 120 6th Avenue West, Menomonie
Bird Bowl is a friendly, competitive game of Bird Trivia.
Come and enjoy an evening of games, food and beverage (available for purchase), and socializing with fellow festival folks.
There will be prizes!!