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A Call for SWS Volunteers @ the 32nd Annual National MANRRS
(Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) Conference
One of the current goals of SWS is to expand awareness of the importance of wetland sciences.
As part of this effort, the society is reaching out to underrepresented groups and informing them of roles they can have in wetland conservation, management, research, and regulation.
This year, SWS will be participating in the 32nd Annual National MANRRS Conference, in Pittsburgh, PA.
MANRRS is a student-based national organization with a history of partnering with a number of schools, government agencies, and private companies around the country. The career fair portion, during which we are presenting our booth, is Friday March 31, 2017, and will begin at 9am and end at approximately 5pm. There will be a number of businesses, universities, and organizations present at this event targeting young undergraduate and graduate students and professionals.
We are looking for 2 to 3 SWS members in the area to volunteer for basic duties such as being present to offer information about SWS and answer questions, and to pass out provided materials. You would not have to be present for the entire day, since with multiple volunteers, time slots can be divided into morning and afternoon shifts and, then you could be present for just one shift.
If you know of any other local SWS members who would be interested in assisting, please pass this email along to them.
Alani Taylor, Chair of the SWS Human Diversity Committee, will be in attendance at the MANRRS conference and is coordinating involvement preceding and during this event. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (706)247-4834!!
Save the Date: Joint SWS-MAC and NYS Wetland Forum Annual Meeting in 2017!
SWS-MAC chapter leaders are in the active process of planning an awesome joint meeting for early spring 2017!
We will be co-hosting this meeting "Our Wetland Future: Resiliency in Uncertain Times" with the New York State Wetlands Forum on April 25 & 26, 2017 in Suffern, NY to highlight the pertinence of collaboration and partnership in current wetland management and research.
Please consider joining us!
In trying to encourage a large and active student contingent at all levels at this meeting, you can anticipate high student visibility in the form of: tabling (represent!), a student poster session, and a social mixer on the evening of the 25th to facilitate networking and mentoring between active professionals and students (and/or those transitioning into early career).
Let's cultivate a stronger wetland student community across campuses and sub-disciplines throughout the region!
Would you like to present your research?