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2017 San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Natural Resources Symposium
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Golden Gate Club, Presidio
On May 11th, the San Francisco Bay Area Network of national parks will host its 7th Science and Natural Resources Symposium. This day-long event brings together park staff, volunteers, and partners from a wide range of disciplines to share science-related research, management, and outreach efforts taking place in support of the National Park Service mission:
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Regardless of what is happening in the world around us, this mission remains the same. However, striving to meet these lofty goals requires adaptability in the face of political, natural, and demographic changes that may be beyond our control. It compels us to use the best available science to inform resource management. It challenges us to go beyond what we have done in the past to engage new audiences in new ways. And, it calls for us to consider how we work with others for the benefit of all.
This year’s event will highlight examples of the many ways the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks are working to meet their mission. Priority will be given to presentations that offer specific examples of projects or initiatives that have been used to inform park resource management; stories of lessons learned, challenges, and successes; and innovative ways to engage audiences and share our work.
With this in mind, we are soliciting proposals for presentations in the following formats:
• 3-minute “lighting talks”
• 10-minute presentations
• A 30–45-minute interactive session, panel, or workshop
• 24” x 36” (max) posters
Please see the requirements for submitting a proposal in the Request for Presentation Proposals (pdf).
Proposals are due by February 20, 2017 to email@example.com.
Audio podcasts of some of the days' activities, agendas, presentations, and presentation abstracts are available from the menus on the upper right hand side of this page.
The San Francisco Bay Area Network Natural Resources and Science Symposium has been open to all park staff, federal, state, and local agencies, academic institutions, non-profit park partners, and volunteers. Past presentation topics have included restoration and inventory and monitoring projects, science communication and education, park management in a changing environment (e.g. climate change, invasive species, endangered species), balancing visitation with resource protection, and traditional ecological knowledge.