40 years of Celebrating Native Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center
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For the first time ever we will have an artist live-painting during the event and the painting will be available at the auction.
Kate Dolamore is a self taught artist who grew up in the woods of Central Florida, homeschooled, spending her time creating art and exploring outside. Her main inspiration has always been nature, and in 2010 she started doing the field guide paintings in order to become better at identifying birds. This collection of paintings has since gone far beyond birds and continues to grow.
She still resides in Florida and continues to explore. With the endless inspiration that nature supplies, she creates watercolor paintings using tiny paintbrushes for fine details and careful research for accuracy, albeit giving the animals and birds a friendly smile and a twinkle to their eye.
- Amazing speakers on a wide range of subjects: major conservation initiatives, restoration projects, public policy, and regional initiatives (Friday and Saturday)
- 20 great field trips with knowledgeable guides to exciting, out-of-the-ordinary natural places (Thursday and Sunday)
- HUGE native plant sale on Friday and Saturday - multi vendor - open to the public
- Free workshops in the native plant sale area!
- Cutting-edge research
- Current issues in restoration and conservation
- Landscaping for homeowners and urban planners
- Sumptuous meals (including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free)
- Networking and advocacy opportunities
Conference Co-hosted by:
University of North Florida Environmental Center