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Special Lecture by Robert Michael Pyle

This year’s meeting will feature a special lecture by Robert Michael Pyle, a resident of southwestern Washington, a celebrated nature writer, and one of the world’s foremost experts on butterflies. Pyle’s talk, “On the Road with Butterflies: where life, literature, and roadmaps intersect” will be presented Friday, May 3, at 7:30 pm in Dean Hall 104 on the CWU campus.

Field Trip

Earlier on Friday, Karl Lillquist from the CWU Department of Geography will lead a field trip to the Wild Horse Wind Farm, Frenchman Coulee, and – time permitting – the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. The trip will provide a wonderful introduction to key elements of the physical and human geography of central Washington. See the itinerary for additional details. The field trip is free but participants must have their own transportation and must provide a complete list of participants to John Bowen (, 509-963-1752) by April 26th.

Paper & Poster Presentations

On Saturday, research presentations will take place in Dean Hall, beginning at 9 AM. Both paper and poster presentations are welcome. Papers are scheduled for 15-minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions. Posters are restricted to 4’x 6’ in size. Each registered participant in the meeting is entitled to submit no more than one abstract, either for a poster or for a spoken paper, although you may be listed as a non-presenting co-author on more than one abstract.

In order to be listed on the program and present your work, you must register for the meeting and submit an abstract, following the instructions provided. The deadline for abstracts is April 12th.

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