Join uson Thursday, January 16th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Barriques Café – West Wash in Madison, WI
January’s Conservation On Tap is hosted at Barriques Café – West Wash in Madison! Our speaker is Nancy Sheehan, Citizen Science Coordinator for the Journey North project at the UW-Arboretum. Nancy will be sharing about the Journey North citizen science program. This program engages an international audience in tracking wildlife migrations and seasonal changes.
About Journey North:
Journey North is a citizen science program that engages an international audience in tracking wildlife migrations and seasonal changes. Launched at the dawn of the internet in 1993, Journey North has expanded to include over 20 interactive maps that depict migration happening in real time. For example, in the spring, you can watch these maps to experience the journey of monarchs as they migrate from their overwintering sites in Mexico to breeding territory in the U.S. and Canada. In the fall, watch monarchs and other species such as Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate south. Today, Journey North has a roster of 33,000 members who contribute over 50,000 observations each year. Migration updates shared via blog posts, email notifications, and social media channels help to foster excitement and participation across the North American continent – from Canada and the United States to Mexico. Journey North also offers a wide selection of inquiry-based educational materials as well as projects designed for youth participation. This citizen-generated data enhances scientific understanding of migratory species – their migration routes and habitat needs. Ultimately, collaborative efforts like Journey North that involves both scientists and citizen scientists contribute to climate change research.
About Nancy Seehan:
Nancy joined the Arboretum in fall 2018 after managing the Rock River Coalition volunteer stream monitoring program for seven years. Nancy is passionate about citizen science. She earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University. She also served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and, after working in the field of international development, moved to Madison to pursue further graduate studies at the UW–Madison Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. Nancy lives in a Lake Wingra neighborhood. She has many cherished memories of visiting natural springs, listening to sandhill cranes, and cross-country skiing in the Arboretum.
Submit your nomination for the WSCB Board of Directors 2019-2020
Make a lasting impact on the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (WSCB) and support Wisconsin’s conservation community by joining our volunteer board of directors. Submit your nomination by August 23 here: https://forms.gle/CsaGHdJGRhtHxX2NA
Serving on the WSCB Board of Directors allows you to help further our strategic mission of fostering collaborative relationships among conservation professionals, NGO and agency leaders, higher education faculty, and students throughout the state of Wisconsin. In addition to supporting our larger strategic goals, you will make important decisions about our finances, communications, initiatives, and engagement in statewide and local conservation policy.
Please see here for more information on specific roles and responsibilities of board members. Roles and responsibilities typically change based on the unique strengths and interests of current board members.
Board members will be voted in by WSCB members and begin their new role in early fall for either one or two-year terms. The Chapter’s members include natural resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, students, and those interested in the principles of conservation.
Wisconsin’s businesses are collaborating with the public sector to pursue environmental conservation initiatives, and we want to know more about it! What does this kind of partnership look like? Are we (businesses, conservation professionals, non-profits and agencies) successfully leveraging these opportunities in our state?
Join us and Sustain Dane on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00pm in Union South on the UW-Madison campus to hear from a panel of local business leaders whose companies are involved in conservation. Dr. Brent Haglund, Chief Scientific Officer at the Sand County Foundation, will lead a two-way conversation with the audience and business leaders to explore successful public-private partnerships in Wisconsin.
Join us for Conservation On Tap this Thursday, 5:00pm at Rockhound Brewing!
We’ll be chatting about the new conservation organization, Green Fire. If you’re potentially interested in joining, WSCB will supply and submit Green Fire Membership Forms at Conservation On Tap (membership ranges from $25 for students to $40 for professionals).
This month featuring: Upper Sugar River Watershed Association
Executive Director and watershed conservation extraordinaire Wade Moder, will kick off Conservation On Tap with an introduction to Upper Sugar River Watershed Association and the state of waterway conservation in southern Wisconsin. Join the #ConservationBuzz on Thursday, October 19th at One Barrel Brewing! We’ll chat about invasive species, farmers’ best practices, the reality of citizen science and more!
Join us at Genna’s Lounge on 105 W Main St for conservation happy hour! Conservation On Tap is a chance to network with other conservation practitioners, learn about conservation in WI, and get tapped into conservation opportunities!
NOTE the time change from regular Conservation On Tap events! We hope that more folks will be able to join us at the slightly later time.
8:30am – meet up for carpool from Madison
9:30am-11:30am – Tour of the International Crane Foundation
11:30am-12:00pm – lunch at the International Crane Foundation
12:00pm-12:30 – Drive to Aldo Leopold Foundation
12:30pm-2:00pm – Tour of Aldo Leopold Foundation Shack and Farm
2:00-3:00 – return to Madison
If you would like to carpool, please email email@example.com by Monday, July 10th.