Message from Rebecca Degagne at SCGIS (Society for Conservation GIS):
We hope you're staying well and will join us for our upcoming SCGIS-CBI Webinar Series, which kicks off in two weeks.
We have a wonderful line-up, featuring a diverse group of speakers with presentations on using citizen science data to monitor threatened species, tracking land degradation with remote sensing, building relationships for career development, creating partnerships with Indigenous communities, and mapping bird migrations and threats.
If you register for a webinar and can't make the live presentation, you'll be sent a link to the video recording to watch at your convenience. The whole recording archive can be accessed here: https://scgis.org/webinar/index/past/1.
SCGIS-CBI 2021 Spring Webinar Series:
March 4th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Using community science to predict extinctions and monitor threatened species
Peter Soroye, University of Ottawa.
March 11th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Measuring progress in land condition from space with Trends.Earth
Gabriel Daldegan, Moore Center for Science at Conservation International
March 18th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Building Relationships that Matter for Geospatial Career Success
Eva Reid, Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
April 1st, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Building Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities
James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Group on Earth Observations Indigenous Alliance
April 8th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Mapping Bird Migrations and Threats Across the Western Hemisphere
Erika Knight & Lotem Taylor, National Audubon Society
We make our webinars free & open to everyone, so please share these links with your networks and consider joining SCGIS as a member, to support our work.
We're also planning on holding more SCGIS-CBI mixer-style meetups later in the year at rotating times, so folks from around the world can join in.
If you want to fast-track your involvement in the conservation community, volunteer for SCGIS! - Reliable people with time to contribute (though fall 2021, at least) are especially needed to support our virtual SCGIS Conference activities. If you're interested in volunteering for the Conference Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week the world celebrates Valentine's Day. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which marked the coming of spring with fertility rites and beer. On Februray 14th, 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state in the union, also commemorated with beer.
So, join us on Wednesday evening to celebrate in the fashion of our ancestors and have a beer (or other beverage of your choice)! We will meet at Produce Row Cafe (204 SE Oak St) which has Happy Hour pricing through 7 pm. Early birds will stake out a table on the covered (and heated) back porch by ~ 5:30.
This may be our last chance for an outdoor Happy Hour, so we'll close the circle and end where we began the back patio season at the Bit House Saloon ( 727 SE Grand Ave). ~ 5:15pm-ish
Message from Michael Schindel:
Hi folks, this coming Wednesday is the second Wednesday of the month.
Time to gather, have a drink and chat with friends..
Let’s meet at Martha’s Rooftop Bar 5:30sh
Martha's is located at
1300 SE Stark
Greetings fellow GISers,
It will be cool and showery on Wednesday so we'll move back indoors for this month's Happy Hour at the Mount Hood Brewing Company, 401 SE Caruthers Street. We'll try to take over the rail cars on the river side of the pub facing Tillikum Crossing.I'll try and establish a presence there by ~ 5:15. They don't offer happy hour prices, so beers are $5.50. The menu is pizza oriented.
By bike its easiest to ride along the east waterfront/Esplanade to get there. Streetcar and Max also stop nearby.
For those of you in San Diego this week, you shouldn't miss all the fun.
SCGIS at the Esri UC
Come meet and mingle with like-minded students and professionals committed to applying the tools of GIS to advance conservation of natural and cultural heritage
Wednesday July 10th
6 pm – 9 pm
410 10th Ave, San Diego CA
Huge selection of beers
No host bar
Semi private lounge reserved just for SCGIS