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(AT) Blackland Prairie Chapter Meeting

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The BPTMN February 2021 Chapter meeting will be held online this month using the ZOOM Application.  Our guest speaker will be BPTMN member Ernie Stokely who will speak on the topic of responsible stewardship of planet earth.

Program:  Blackland Prairie Chapter February 2021 Monthly Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Time:  7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Naturalist Talk Speaker | Topic:  Ernie Stokely | “From Quarks to You and Me: We are All in This Together,”


The talk will trace the story of the evolution of the universe through the present time and will tell the story of how we all came to be.  Our species has only been here 200,000 years and we already find ourselves overpopulating the planet and causing all kinds of havoc. Will we be able to modify our behavior?  Can we become better stewards of our Planet Earth?  Will our species survive?  Join us for this talk and find out!

Ernie came to Texas in 1959 with a BS degree in electrical engineering and went to work at Texas Instruments. In 1972 he completed the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from a joint SMU-UT Southwestern program and joined UT Southwestern in the Department of Radiology. During his career he had appointments in computer science at UT Arlington and in biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Ernie retired in 2002. He and his wife returned to Dallas to be near their kids and grandkids.

He has always had an abiding interesting in the outdoors and birding and retirement has given him the chance to return to some earlier interests in nature. Going through training in the Master Naturalist program has been one of the most fun and satisfying things he has ever done. Ernie is looking forward to being able to lead kids on outdoor field trips and participate in group projects again.

Meeting Platform:  Zoom Application

Join Meeting Instructions:   

  1. Meeting ID and password will be sent to all BPTMN members via email on Monday, February 8.
  2. The Zoom meeting “waiting room” will open at 6:50 pm. The maximum number of attendees allowed for this meeting is 100, so be sure to join the meeting promptly.
  3. If you do not have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, you will need to download it prior to the June meeting. (I recommend doing this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting!)  See ‘Other Information’ below a link to instructions for downloading ZOOM.

BPTMN Meeting Co-Hosts:  Linda Nixon – & Rick Travis –

Logging AT:  The monthly meeting speaker presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour of AT.   Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour) with presentation description: Stewards of Plant Earth – Ernie Stokely.  

Other Information: 

Get steps to download ZOOM on your computer:


February 9
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