Sunday, June 2, 2019
Pre-Conference field Trip, Registration, and social mixer

  • Pre-Conference Field Trip to Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education

    • Bus departs University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) at 1:45 pm

    • Field trip from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Conference registration commences at 4:00 pm at UHCL

  • Social Mixer from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm in UHCL Bayou Building, Atrium II

    • Meet and socialize with other NAPC attendees at this informal gathering. Welcome address by local prairie educator and conservationist, Jaime González of The Nature Conservancy in Texas and Coastal Prairie Partnership

Monday, June 3, 2019
presentations and workshops at uhcl

  • Morning Program from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • Keynote Address: Carol Davit, Missouri Prairie Foundation

    • Invited Speaker: Dr. John Jacobs, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

    • Other presentations

  • Lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Afternoon session from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    • Concurrent Sessions: Restoration, Prairie Wildlife, Grassland Management, Monitoring, Prairie to Watershed connections

    • Workshops: Managing the Underground Grassland System, Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education Round Table, Graminoid Diversity of Texas Gulf Coast Region

    • Poster Sessions and Art contest

  • Monday Evening Banquet from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • Featured speaker: Dr. Reed Noss, Southeast Grasslands Initiative & Professor Emeritus, University of Central Florida (7:45-8:30)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Field Trips & Barbecue Dinner at Armand Bayou Nature Center

  • Prairie Field Trips: Click here for full details

    • Field trips will shuttle guests to either UHCL or directly to Armand Bayou Nature Center for dinner (see below)

  • Barbecue Dinner from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • BBQ served at 5:30 pm

    • Featured speaker: Dr. Dwayne Estes, Southeast Grasslands Initiative from 6:30 pm - 7:10 pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
presentations and workshops at uhcl

  • Featured Speaker: Chris Helzer, The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska

  • Invited speaker: Dr. Kelly Kindscher, University of Kansas/Kansas Biological Survey

  • Concurrent Sessions: Prairie Education & Outreach, Urban Prairies, Marketing, Writing/Communication

  • Workshops: Seven Stages of Banking Seeds of Native Texas Flora, Teaching About Prairie, Monarch Monitoring

For proposal questions please email Dr. Cassidy Johnson at To submit a proposal, click here now.