Subject: Adaptive Management Training Course at SMSC in June
Adaptive Management for Conservation Success June 10-21, 2013
At the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Front Royal, VA, USA
A few spots remaining—please apply by April 15
Adaptive Management for Conservation Success is taught in partnership with Foundations of Success (FOS). Participants use the CMP’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (www.conservationmeasures.org) and Miradi adaptive management software to explore how conservation projects can be planned and designed to advance towards their goals in an organized and efficient manner. The techniques taught are applicable to a range of conservation issues and are readily adapted to course participants’ own work. Working in teams on a real conservation project, participants practice conceptualizing projects, formulating objectives and providing evidence of conservation results. Structuring the training course (including the daily lecture/discussion sessions) around these team projects provides a realistic view of the intricacies of conservation endeavors. For 2013, prospective projects include black rhino conservation in Kenya and biodiversity and community development in the Peruvian Amazon.
Visit our New Website at http://SMconservation.gmu.edu for more course details and application instructions. SMSC courses are held in a brand-new sustainably built Academic Quad, with new classrooms, dining commons and residential facility.
Additional Upcoming Courses:
Non-Invasive Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Conservation (June 1-7, 2013)
Species Monitoring and Conservation: Migratory Birds (Sept. 9-20, 2013) - new course!
Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis and Remote Sensing for Conservation (Sept. 30- Oct. 11, 2013)
Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability (Oct. 7-14, 2013) - new course!
Applied Climate Change: Gaining practical skills for climate change adaptation (Oct. 21-Nov. 1, 2013)
Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, April 10, 2013