Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 28th, 2011
The following announcement has appeared on the Fauna Communications Research Institute website:
The Lake Champlain Symposium was scheduled for July 30. Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel due to the personal and health issues of 3 speakers. We are tentatively rescheduling, and we shall keep you informed. Thank you for understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Massive miscommunication appears to have transpired with various speakers being scheduled but then confirmations and more were not finalized.
++++++++DO NOT SHOW UP — NO CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE+++++++++++
Lake Champlain Symposium
Sponsored in part by the Radius Foundation
Date: Saturday the 30th of July 2011
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Place: The Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, Vermont 05491
Cost: $16 12 years and up, 6-11 years free
Echolocation in a Fresh Water Lake – Mardis, S., von Muggenthaler, E. Gregory, J., Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: A Paleontological and Geological Perspective. (funded by the Radius Foundation)
The Paleontology and Geology of the Lake Champlain Basin – A comprehensive overview of the lake over millions of years. Scott Mardis
Something Big Swimming in a Very Old Fresh Water Lake - Mardis, S.. von Muggenthaler, Gregory, J, Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: Great (funded by the Radius Foundation)
UPDATE: THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT TAKING PLACE = Tales from Lake Champlain - Joe Citro. Citro, the author of The Vermont Monster Guide, told the organizers he would not be attending for a variety of reasons, including health considerations. Still, they are saying he will be there. However, I (Loren Coleman) just confirmed he will most certainly not be there.
Interactive Session (outside) – Brian Leighton and Liz von Muggenthaler- about the tools researchers use to study scientific questions – hands on with the equipment, question and answer.
AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS NOT NOW HAPPENING.
One final thought…
If you are in the Burlington area, you may wish to take in a minor league baseball game, instead. On Saturday, July 30th, at 6:30 pm, the Vermont Lake Monsters play a team from Brooklyn at Centennial Park.