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(AT) ZOOM Deep Dive – Prescribed Prairie Burn at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center – Session 2

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Program:  Prescribed Prairie Burn at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

Presenters:  Lorelei Stierlen & Dick Zartler

Description:   A prescribed burn was recently conducted in the prairie restoration area at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Lorelei and Dick will discuss the role of fire in sustaining prairie ecosystems, how the Raptor Center fire was planned and executed, and other tactics being used to further the prairie restoration at the facility.

Lorelei has been a BPTMN member since 2014. She has been a volunteer at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center since 2014 and has served on their board for the last 2 years. Lorelei is also the current president of Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter. She is an environmental scientist, focusing her efforts on the ecosystem restoration initiative at the Raptor Center.

Dick has been a BPTMN member since 2007. He’s been a trail guide since 1996, guiding groups at The Holifield Science Center, the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, and also conducts free-lance trail walks with home schoolers and Boy and Girl Scouts. Dick has also been active in prairie restoration projects at the Wylie, Texas Civic Center and the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center including developing two carbon sequestration demonstration plots, another plot designed to attract native birds and a fourth to introduce students to the restoration process at the Center. Dick has an engineering degree and an MBA and retired from a career in the oil and gas industry.

Date:  Thursday, June 18, 2020

To maximize your opportunity to attend this online deep dive class, it will be offered at two different times.  Both sessions will be live, with time allocated for questions and answers.  Members may attend both sessions if they choose but cannot earn additional AT for repeating the same session.

Times:  Session 1 – 4:00-4:30 pm | Session 2 – 6:00-6:30 pm

Online Platform:  ZOOM Application; If you do not already have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, see “Steps to Download ZOOM” below.

Join Meeting Instructions:  The Meeting IDs and Passwords to join these meetings will be sent to all members in a separate email on Tuesday, June 16.  Please note, each class has a unique ZOOM Meeting ID number and password.

BPTMN Contact:  Rick Travis –

Logging AT:  Report as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-approved training (Name of class in Comments).  While you are welcome to attend both sessions of this class, you will only earn ½-hour of AT.  Put another way, whether you attend one or both sessions, you will earn only ½-hour AT.

Other Information:

Steps to download ZOOM on your computer:

  1. In your browser type
  2. Click SIGN UP, IT’S FREE
  3. For verification, confirm your birthdate; click CONTINUE
  4. Enter your email address; click SIGN UP
  5. Zoom will send you an email message; open this email; click CONFIRMATION LINK
  6. A new window will open; click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT
    1. Set up your account; enter your name and create your password
  7. A new window will open; Invite colleagues – SKIP
  8. Test Meeting – Click on START MEETING NOW; test your audio settings
  9. A new screen will open; If prompted, you may need to click on DOWNLOAD & RUN APP
  10. Once you have downloaded and run the ZOOM App, a JOIN A MEETING screen will open
    1. Click on JOIN A MEETING
    2. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
    3. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
    4. Click JOIN

Steps to download on your mobile device:

  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
  3. Install the App
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your account
  5. Click on JOIN A MEETING
  6. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
  7. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
  8. Click JOIN

See you in the Deep Dive!


June 18
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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