20 May 2015

BES Community Awareness & Safety Training - May 29, 2015

Here is the FINAL Agenda for the Field Safety and Community Awareness Seminar to be held on Friday, May 29 at TRC on the UMBC campus.  

Attendance by BES all researchers who have not previously done research in Baltimore is required.  Those who have previously attended are also encouraged to attend so they can meet and network with other BES students and researchers.


It is also helpful if we know how many people are attending.  So, can you please respond by May 18 if you are planning to attend. Email to beyarh@caryinstitute.org

Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Field Safety and Community Awareness Seminar
Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Seminar will be held at - Technology Research Center, RM 206
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
5200 Westland Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21227
and continues with a field trip to Baltimore City    

9:00              Light Refreshments

9:15–9:30      Welcome and Participant Introductions
§  Guy Hager - Parks & People Foundation
§  Chris Swan – BES Researcher’s experience working in Baltimore City

9:30-10:00     TRC Protocols – Claire Welty

10:00-10:45   Emergency Response, Field Health and Safety
                    Ian Yesilonis, US Forest Service Scientist

10:45–11:00   BES Data Management—Metadata Standards

                    Jonathan Walsh, BES Information Manager

11:00-11:45   Overview about Working in the City
§  Valerie Rupp – Parks & People Foundation
§  Community Engagement and Research – Steve, Kate, Parks & People Foundation; Dawn Biehler, BES Baltimore Mosquito Study

11:45-12:15   LUNCH (provided - sandwiches/sides/drinks/cookies)

12:15             Load up in vans or carpool

12:30-4:00     Baltimore Neighborhood Tour
§  Start in Sandtown, Harlem Park, Franklin Square
§  Engaging Communities in Green Infrastructure Projects – Steve, Parks & People Foundation
§  Sandtown- Justine Bonner, Inez Robb, Antoine Bennett?
§  Franklin Square Community - Scott Kashnow, resident leader, Edith Gilliard-Canty, Jane Mayrer

4: 00             Adjourn