2017 Theodore Roosevelt Symposium

Theodore Roosevelt: The Naturalist in the Arena

September 14-16, 2017

When seven-year-old "Teedie" Roosevelt came upon a dead seal in front of a New York City shop, he measured it, gazed on it in wonder, and eventually obtained the skull for what would become the Roosevelt Museum of Natural History. His scientific curiosity, boyish enthusiasm, and love of the outdoors persisted through his hectic life as a public servant.

Confirmed speakers include:

Darrin Lunde

Author of The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

Duane Jundt

Authority on Roosevelt and ornitholgy, Advisory Board member for the Theodore Roosevelt Association

Char Miller

Author of Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot

Barb Rosenstock

Author of The Camping Trip That Changed America and other children's books


Please make travel and hotel arrangements early to ensure availabilty. Discounted guest rooms are available for symposium registrants at the following hotels:


10- minute drive from Dickinson State University

532 15th Street West, Dickinson

(701) 483-5600

$79 plus tax


"Theodore Roosevelt Symposium"

Reservation deadline is August 14, 2017



40-minute drive from Dickinson State University

301 3rd Avenue, Medora

(701) 633-6721

$119 plus tax

Reservation deadline is August 21, 2017