Join the Virginia Working Landscapes team for a conversation with social scientists from Virginia Tech and University of Maryland as we discuss ways in which social science can be used to learn from our communities to maximize conservation impact. With opportunities to:
-Learn about local human dimensions research involving landowners, managers, and citizen scientists.
-Help identify social science needs in the region.
-Connect with other stakeholders working in private lands conservation and management.
-Get involved in emerging social science projects.
Featuring presentations by:
Dr. Ashley Dayer, Conservation Social Scientist and Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Rachael Green, Masters student with Virginia Tech and Research Fellow with Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes and Working Land and Seascapes
Followed by project highlights from Dr. Daniel Read of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Dr. Karen Kovaka of Virginia Tech.
Brought to you by partners of Smithsonian’s Working Land and Seascapes program and the Piedmont Grassland Bird Initiative*
Thursday, March 17, 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST
*The Piedmont Grassland Bird Initiative is a collaboration of community partners in Northern Virginia working to simultaneously stem the tide of grassland bird decline, improve the resiliency of working landscapes, and positively impact the livelihoods that depend upon those lands. Working Land and Seascapes is a network of individuals and institutions that share a vision for conservation science that recognizes humanity’s relationship to nature. Together, they aim to foster healthy, resilient, and productive landscapes and seascapes for the benefit of people and nature.