30 May 2013

BES & URI Field Safety & Community Awareness -- June 7, 2013

Baltimore Ecosystem Study and Urban Resources Initiative Interns
Field Safety and Community Awareness Seminar
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Seminar starts at - Technology Research Center, RM 206
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
5200 Westland Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21227
and continues at Parks & People Foundation  
800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 010, Baltimore, MD 21211

8:30 - Light Refreshments
9:00 – 9:30 - Welcome and Participant Introductions
-                                                                    Guy Hager and Ed Orser - Parks & People Foundation
-                                                                    Claire Welty - Baltimore Ecosystem Study and Director, Center   for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE)
9:30 - 10:15 - TRC Protocols - Claire Welty
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:30 - Emergency Response, Field Health and Safety
-                                                                     Ian Yesilonis, US Forest Service Scientist
11:30- 12:15 - Travel to Baltimore City
12:15 – 1:00 – LUNCH (provided) at Parks & People Foundation conference room
1:00 – 1:20 - Welcome to Baltimore City
-                                                                   Jackie Carrera, President & CEO
-                                                                  William Vondrasek, Park Director, Baltimore City Dept. Recreation and Parks
1:20-2:15 - Overview of Baltimore City and Working in the City
-                                                           Guy Hager – Parks & People Foundation
-                                                          Community Engagement and Baltimore City Sustainability Initiatives  - Abby Cocke, Office of Sustainability 
2:15-2:30 BREAK (load up in vans)
2:30- 4:45 Baltimore Neighborhood Tour  
-         Engaging Communities in Green Infrastructure Projects – Christina Bradley,  Parks & People Foundation
-          Franklin Square Community - Scott Kashnow, resident leader
4:45- 5:00 – Adjure with light refreshments (place to be determined)

29 May 2013

BES Quarterly Meeting 13 June 2013

Save the Date Thursday, 13 June  —  Baltimore Ecosystem Study Quarterly Project Meeting, 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, CUERE offices, TRC Room 206.

Meeting Goals:
·         To practice, refine, and link the talks to be delivered at the Mid-Term Review. 
·         To decide on the posters to be linked to the talks, and identify authors of the posters. 
·         To articulate and refine the strategy and tactics for interacting with the external review team.

Agenda Outline:

8:30 Breakfast/Schmooze

Each talk will be allotted the 20 minutes it will have in the review session.  Fifteen minutes will be devoted after each talk to a discussion of 1) improvements; 2) connections with posters; and 3) connections with other talks.  Only the first author is listed here, although the talks are expected to draw upon interactive teams.

·         Overview of Resilience and Adaptive Processes: Scientific Understanding of Sustainability. Pickett
·         Long-Term Data: Relationship to Resilience and Adaptation.  Rosi-Marshall
·         The Urban Stream Dis/Continuum Concept and Urban Resilience and Adaptation.  Kaushal
·         Locational Choice by Households and Firms: Contributions to Resilience and Adaptation.  Irwin
·         The Urban Metacommunity Concept and Urban Resilience and Adaptation.  Swan
·         Contributions of Integrative Modeling to Understanding and Using Resilience and Adaptation.  Band
·         Education Research and Practice: Understanding and Using Resilience and Adaptation.  Berkowitz

·         Points for the summary paper to be prepared subsequently;
·         Strategic overview of process and interaction with review team;
·         Clarification of overall framework and synthesis;
·         Finalization of posters and lead authors for posters.
·         Discuss field trip itinerary

5:00 Adjourn

All members of the BES community, as well as other interested parties, are encouraged to attend and participate.