Volunteers wanted for DNR prairie seed collection day

Come join WSCB as we assist Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources restoration crews on Sunday, September 11th at Empire Prairies State Natural Area (near Madison). From 2 – 5pm we will be collecting seeds to be used in future restoration projects to expand the prairie. We will meet along the road near 5197 Brabender Rd in Middleton and will ride in from there. Please contact Yasi at yasi.rezai@gmail.com to RSVP, and if you can offer a ride or need a ride from downtown.

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WSCB Member Social on July 18th!

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Join us for a WSCB Member Social, on Monday, July 18th, 6:30 p.m. at the Old Fashioned (23 N. Pinckney St.). Take a break from the NACCB Conference to meet other conservation scientists, practitioners, undergrad and graduate students working in the field of conservation right here in Wisconsin. Hors d’oeuvres included (drinks on your own). We’ll be near the bar on the main floor. See you there!

Upcoming WSCB Event – Conservation Science Communications Panel

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What: Conservation Science Communications Panel
When: Thursday, January 28th, 5 p.m.
Where: Union South, the Wisconsin Ideas Room

Join us on January 28th for WSCB’s Conservation Science Communications Panel! Featuring experts from across the field, we’ll learn how to communicate and share our research with the public, the media, legislators, and other scientists. Speakers include:

Stan Temple
Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology where for 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Emily Meier
Emily is the director of Communications and Outreach for Madison Audubon Society, a small but fast-growing non-profit and chapter of the National Audubon Society. Emily has worked for environmental non- profits in Wyoming and Wisconsin in a variety of capacities since her graduation from UW-Madison in 2012.

Bret Shaw
Bret Shaw is the Environmental Communication Specialist for UW- Extension. He focuses on outreach activities related to facilitating campaign development for organizations dealing with natural resource management issues such as water quality, land use and environmental conservation and assessing the impact of these social marketing campaigns.

Sharon Dunwoody
Sharon Dunwoody is professor emerita at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. In addition to being an internationally recognized scholar of science communication, she has also spent more than 30 years training both journalists and scientists in how to build effective science messages for general audiences.

Nathan Schulfer
Nathan Schulfer is a conservation practitioner who co-manages the Professional MS Program in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Nathan’s work at Nelson focuses on recruitment and mentorship of emerging conservation leaders through the Professional MS, while leading the Institute’s efforts to strengthen networks with NGO’s and government units on a global scale.

2016-2017 WSCB Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

Now calling for dedicated conservation researchers and professionals to be a part of the leadership team for the Wisconsin Chapter of SCB

The call for nominations for the 2016-2017 WSCB Board is now open. If you are interested in becoming a board member* or would like to nominate an individual, please email Krysta Koralesky by December 10th with your intent. Please include professional or academic affiliation and a 3-5 sentence bio. Elections will occur in January among voting members.

The WSCB Board of Directors is an interactive leadership committee of 8 individuals who help direct and implement the goals of our Chapter. Board meetings occur on a monthly basis. Board member responsibilities include organizing and attending chapter meetings; planning guest speakers, lectures, workshops, panels, and trainings; coordinating member field trips and work days; directing the policy committee; communicating chapter business and conservation-related information and news; planning member events; and advising general chapter structure.

*To become a board member or to vote in elections, you must be a member of the Society for Conservation Biology. To become a member, visit conbio.org/membership/become-a-member.

WSCB First Annual BBQ

Join us at James Madison Park on Thursday, September 3rd from 5pm-dusk to engage with Wisconsin’s conservation community at our First Annual BBQ! Enjoy tasty local BBQ food (incluScreen Shot 2015-07-27 at 3.07.55 PMding vegetarian options), meet other conservation practitioners, students, and researchers, and enjoy fun and games in the park!  Non-alcoholic drinks provided, and those 21+ can BYOB. To help cover the cost of the event, we would appreciate a $5 donation. In an effort to limit food waste, please help us plan by completing the survey here by August 3rd. And please share with your colleagues!