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Ohio Bats and White-Nose Syndrome, with Marne Titchenell
January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for the second program in Aullwood’s 2018 Winter Speaker Series, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, featuring five fascinating programs on natural subjects from a diverse group of presenters. Programs will be held on consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4 & 11. Admission is $7 per adult (12 & over) and $5 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs will be held at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. See the Aullwood Winter Speaker Series 2018 flyer at http://aullwood.audubon.org/WSS2018 for the complete series.
Marne Titchenell (Program Specialist, The Ohio State University Extension School of Environment and Natural Resources) is involved in the Ohio Bat Working Group which focuses on facilitating communication, information sharing, and collaboration between researchers, land managers, agency personnel, rehabilitators, and others with a professional interest in bats throughout Ohio. She will be presenting on the current state of bats in Ohio and White-Nose Syndrome which has caused a high mortality rate in bats in the northeastern part of the United States.
Marne grew up spending time outdoors during yearly family vacations and from these experiences developed a passion for nature and wildlife. She holds a BS and MS in natural resources from The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. With both degrees she chose to specialize in wildlife and forestry. As a master’s student, she studied the response of bat populations in southern Ohio to shelterwood harvests in oak-hickory forests.
Marne has gained experience working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Forest Service. In 2006, she worked as a naturalist for the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, where she developed a passion for environmental education. In late 2007, Marne accepted her current position as Wildlife Program Specialist with OSU Extension. She works to provide a variety of educational programs, workshops, conferences, and publications centered on wildlife ecology and biology, habitat management for wildlife, and managing nuisance wildlife species.