28 May 2014

BES Field Safety and Community Awarenes -- June 13

Baltimore Ecosystem Study and Urban Resources Initiative Interns
Field Safety and Community Awareness Seminar
Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 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

  9:00 – Light Refreshments
  9:15 – 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
  1:00 – 1:20 - Welcome to Baltimore City
-          Guy Hager – Parks & People Foundation
-          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 – Start at Franklin Square
                        Elementary/Middle School
-          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

Call for Abstracts ILTER All Scientist Meeting of the Americas

Call for abstracts to participate in the ILTER All Scientist Meeting of the Americas is currently open. 

The Coordination Committee of ILTER (representatives of 38 country-level networks) gathers every year to promote collaboration between their members.  However, for the first time the ILTER Americas’ Region is inviting all scientists interested in building a North / Central / South America partnership to gather in Valdivia, Chile (1-3 Dec 2014), to share experiences and build the grounds for continental research. 

Our colleagues in Chile have put together and exciting program which includes oral and poster presentations in diverse ILTER topics, as well as the opportunity to propose a workshop to stimulate Americas’ regional cooperation. 

The call is open until June 30th and the detailed information of the meeting, including the program, venue and registration can be found in the following link:

Looking forward to seeing you in Valdivia,

Manuel Maass
International Long Term Ecological Research Network