Conservation on the go! Join the South Coast Conservation Program, the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, Stewardship Centre for BC and restoration ecologist Monica Pearson for a fusion workshop and dialogue on "citizen science" and new mobile tools for conservation 5:30-9:00 pm Monday March 30.
*to register please scroll to the bottom of this page
BC’s South Coast is a biodiversity hot-spot. Land-use decision makers have an expectation that species monitoring and habitat restoration needs will be filled by stewardship and professional expertise. This will not be achieved without these audiences receiving appropriate skills, training, up-to-date tools and expertise. The South Coast Conservation Program is working to address this through hosting stewardship practices workshops combined with the application of new mobile and digital resources supported by an interactive social networking approach.
These workshops are the first step towards the following long-term goals for the SCCP:
5:30: Meet and great over dinner (provided by the SCCP)
6:00: SCCP Intro to endangered species on the South Coast
• Citizen science and conservation
• Endangered species on the go (mobile app approach)
• Navigating the SCCP’s new website resources
7:00: What’s happening in your backyard (what local efforts are underway that provide opportunities for citizen science engagement)
8:00-8:40ish: Wrap up discussions
Objectives for discussion:
What further tools are out there, what are the gaps in engaging residents and average ‘citizens’ on endangered species conservation.
Workshop participants will be contacted afterwards with a short online survey for further feedback. All the input we receive from these sessions will be going back to Environment Canada as part of our reporting. Outcomes will be posted to the SCCP’s website and reported to participants and partners.
The SCCP would like to ensure equal opportunity for a diversity of participants, registration is limited to one workshop. When registering please provide your organization affiliation (if any) with your name. Registrants will be contacted with further details closer to the event. If the workshop is full please contact the SCCP to be added to the wait list.
Part of the National Conservation Plan, this project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. Dans le cadre du Plan de conservation national, ce projet a ete realise avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada .