MDS *Virtual* Annual Meeting and Gathering
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
12:45 Zoom room opens/art submissions slideshow
1:00 MDS membership meeting & 2020 overview
1:15 Dragonfly Nymph Form and Function (presentation/Q&A), by Marla Garrison
-art submissions slideshow in 5 minute break between speakers-
2:15 Canada Darner Migration (presentation/Q&A), by Emily Schilling
-art submissions slideshow in any free time between speakers-
3:00 2020 Odonate Research Review (presentation/Q&A), by Ron Lawrenz
3:30 Dragonfly & Damselfly Group Trivia
4:00 Wrap-up (Dragonfly Nymph Award, how to buy MDS swag/memberships, & good bye)
*Please note- start times are approximate and may take place ~10-15 minutes before or after the listed time. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding! This event is free, but donations are always welcome to help us ensure the conservation of Minnesota's dragonflies and damselflies through research and education. Click on the 'donate' link or become a member at the bottom of the home page.
Dragonfly Dazzle Art Submissions & Contest
Why do you love dragonflies and damselflies, and why do you think they're important? Answer these questions via your own original artwork in the form of your choice: drawing, painting, writing, video, photograph, sculpture, interpretive dance; however you want to express yourself! All skill levels are welcome to participate.
- Can I submit someone else's artwork? No, you should only submit your own original artwork.
- How many submissions can I enter? There is no limit to the number of art submissions you enter, but only one prize will be given to each contest winner (ages 4-20) and we may not be able to display all of the submissions during our annual meeting.
- What if I don't want my artwork shared? If you fill out the submission form, you can choose where you give permission for us to share your artwork.
- What is the deadline for submissions? All submissions should be entered via the Google form before the end of the day on Wednesday, January 20th. (This deadline was extended from the 18th.) This will give the MDS Board time to vote on Dragonfly Nymph Award winners & post submissions into a Powerpoint for the meeting.
- Do I need to attend the meeting to win a prize? While we would love to have everyone join us for our virtual annual meeting/gathering, no, you do not need to attend the meeting on January 30th to win a prize.
- Do I need to live in Minnesota to win a prize? You do not need to live in Minnesota but do need to be able to arrange pick-up in the south metro area of the twin cities in order to win a prize. (Sorry; shipping can be quite expensive!)