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South Central Chapter

Society of Wetland Scientists’ South Central Chapter

2019 Fall Meeting  October 23-25, 2019  Galveston, Texas

Venue: Texas A & M University, Galveston, Texas  

Abstract Dates 

Submit abstracts: https://forms.gle/Y6dY6SU4fgrW5EhU6

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 27, 2019 5:00pm   Abstract Acceptance Notice: October 1, 2019  Early Bird & Presenter Registration Deadline: October 8, 2019.  

Registration Dates


On-Line Registration Closes: October 16, 2019

Hotel Information

Tremont House, 2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, Texas 77550   https://www.thetremonthouse.com/   Phone: (409) 763-0300 or 409-515-2154  

Checking in: Tuesday, October 22nd   Checking out: Friday, October 25th. 

Block of rooms reserved at the special rate of $129 + tax/night (just mention to the reservation desk the Society of Wetland Scientists' South Central Chapter Meeting). Special rate will be honored based on  availability after the block has been filled.

Meeting Agenda

Keynote presentation will be given by Lee Anne Wilde, Living Shoreline Program Manager of The Galveston Bay Foundation on Thursday, Oct 24th.

She will be following up the previous day's workshop on Wednesday, Oct 23rd  which provided hands-on living shoreline planting experience in the field.

Various presentations by students, academics, and professionals will occur throughout the 1-1/2 day chapter meeting, which will culminate Friday at Noon with the chapter’s business meeting and student presentation awards. The chapter’s evening social is scheduled for Thursday evening at Bienville Social Hall.


Wednesday October 23rd

8:00am-5:00pm Living Shoreline Workshop.  Lunch & transportation included.  Limited of 20. 

NOTE: If the workshop is full (you will not be able to register online if capacity is reached) , email membership@sws.org to be placed on the wait list. 

Thursday October 24th

8:30am - 9:00am > Registration and Meet/Greet; Silent Auction Fundraiser Set-Up

9:00am  - 12:00pm > Program, Keynote Speaker & Student Presentations

12:00pm – 1:30pm > Lunch On Your Own

1:30pm - 5:00pm >Program/Presentations

5:00pm - 5:30pm >Poster Session Review

6:30pm - 8:30pm >Evening Social, Bienville Social Hall

Friday October 25th 

8:00am -11:00am >Program, Professional & Academic Presentations

11:00am > Silent Auction Fundraiser Closes

11:00am -11:30am >Student Presentation Awards

11:30am -12:30pm >Chapter Business Meeting

SWS is pleased to provide a monthly webinar series on wetland science topics of interest. Webinar registration is complimentary to all SWS members. Check out the Upcoming Webinars page to learn more! In addition, all webinars are recorded and archived for complimentary viewing by members on our Past Webinars page.


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