8. UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEBINARS:
July 10, July 25, and August 6: WEBINAR: Fellow Website and Social Media Training. This short webinar will acquaint you with the suite of web-based tools offered through the Switzer Foundation for communications and networking among Fellows. Specifically designed for new Fellows, but all Fellows welcome if you need a refresher! (Note: This webinar is offered three times over the summer: July 10, July 25, and August 6. You need only attend one.) Contact Lauren with any questions!
2-3 pm Eastern
Register for the July 10 webinar
Register for the July 25 webinar
Register for the August 6 webinar
July 17: WORKSHOP: Society for Conservation Biology, North America Congress: Using Film to Communicate Science to a Broad Audience. Switzer Fellows Kristy Deiner (2010) and Matt Hamilton (2010) have organized a workshop on conservation filmmaking best practices as part of a full day event on film and science communication at SCB's North America conference. Through a Switzer Network Innovation grant, there is funding available to partially support Switzer Fellow participation. The workshop will run during the day on Tuesday, July 17th, and will be followed by a networking reception and a showcasing of films. Workshop participants must register for the full day of the conference, but all Fellows (and the general public) can attend the film night for free! Contact Kristy Deiner or Matt Hamilton if you would like to attend - contact information below.
Location: SCB North America Congress, Oakland, CA
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Click here for the Switzer blog post written by Kristy and Matt, for more information.
Contact Kristy Deiner or Matt Hamilton if you are interested in attending.
Deadline: No deadline, but registration fees for the workshop increase as the date approaches.
July 18: WEBINAR: Innovation in Species Conservation: Conservation Banking for Candidate Species, with Switzer Fellows Todd Gartner and Josh Donlan. Todd, of the World Resources Institute, and Josh, of Advanced Conservation Strategies, have been working under a Switzer Collaborative Initiatives grant to develop a pilot conservation marketplace for endangered species - a concept that has gained considerable attention nationwide as a potential conservation and conflict resolution strategy for species like the gopher tortoise, sage grouse and lesser prairie chicken, and that is the subject of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Todd and Josh will introduce their work to date, including the structure, promise and challenges of conservation banking.
1 - 2 pm Eastern/10 - 11 am Pacific
September 10: WEBINAR: Building a Network for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement in Conservation Development. Switzer Fellow and Leadership Grantee Sarah Reed (Associate Conservation Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society) and her colleague Lindsay Ex (Environmental Planner, City of Fort Collins) will discuss their effort to build a collaborative learning network for practitioners engaged in conservation development.
12:30 pm Eastern/9:30 am Pacific
September 14-16: New England Fall Fellows Retreat, The Warren Center, Ashland, MA. (Save the date - details and registration information coming soon!)
October 5-7: California Fall Fellows Retreat, the Headlands Institute, Sausalito, CA. (Save the date - details and registration information coming soon!)
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