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Events

'Seeing forests through others' eyes'

April 17, 2014

The Center for Collaborative Conservation is hosting its seventh seminar in its Spring 2014 seminar and discussion series entitled,' Collaborative Conservation in Practice: Innovations in Communities around the World.'

Tuesday, April 22
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 220-222

Photo-voice and forest conditions

The Center for Collaborative Conservation presents Megan Matonis, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, CCC Graduate Fellow.

Matonis will discuss using photo-voice to "see" desirable and undesired forest conditions through other people's eyes.

Open to the public. All seminars are brown bag, so feel free to bring your lunch.

Citizens engaged in science

The willingness to learn has emerged as an attribute of successful collaboration.

Collective learning and citizen-science can help collaborative groups develop a shared understanding of their social, economic, and environmental situation. Unfortunately, many citizens and agency employees feel overwhelmed by the idea of monitoring and collecting scientific information.

Megan will discuss the use of pocket science to engage citizens in asking ecological questions and learning about historical forest structure on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Pocket science involves the collection of simple and smart observations to learn from management activities. It’s not expensive and complicated like rocket science! All you need are simple tools like a GPS unit and camera, and more importantly, an inquisitive mind open to surprises and new insights.

CCC seminar and discussion series

The Spring 2014 seminar and discussion series is entitled Collaborative Conservation in Practice: Innovations in Communities around the World.


E-mail: info@collaborativeconservation.org