Upcoming Training Opportunities / Workshops

Calendar of Upcoming Training Opportunities

March 14, 2018 - Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!  This day-long workshop will provide details about how terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates are captured for scientific study and how they are prepared and curated as museum specimens for long-term preservation.  Instructors Dr. Kal Ivanov (invertebrates) and Dr. Nancy Moncrief (vertebrates) from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, will also provide examples from their own research programs of how museum specimens are used to further our understanding of Virginia's fauna.  *Registration for this workshop is now OPEN.  Contact syerdle@vims.edu for additional information!

May 2 - 4, 2018 - Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region (Version 2.0).  The 3-day curriculum covers all aspects of wetland delineation in the Coastal Plain region, and includes both classroom and field activities.  The instructor is Dr. Doug DeBerry, a Research Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary.  Dr. DeBerry is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Professional Wetland Delineator (PWD), and has been a private sector wetland delineator for over 25 years.  Check back for registration information in early to mid-March!

May 16, 2018 - Introduction to Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience - This training has been re-scheduled to May 16, 2018!!  Registration information will be available soon - check back in late February or early March.

Spring/Summer 2018 - Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas.  Check back soon for the date and for additional information!

Fall - 2018!  -  VECOS (Virginia Estuarine and Coastal Observing Systems) Are you familiar with the VECOS website and all of the amazing information that you can find there?  This is your opportunity to come and learn about the data that's available, how to access it, and the many ways it can be used! 

We hope to offer trainings on the following topics in the near future!

  • Invasives
  • Stormwater
  • Water Quality Basics
  • Climate Change Planning and Adaptation
  • Communicating Climate Change

Would you be interested in these or additional topics?  Please let me know by sending me a quick note!  Please email me, Sandra Erdle (syerdle@vims.edu) and let me know what you think!!

*Look for us on Facebook!!  Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - VA