Subject: Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Online)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Join us for this highly interactive course that explores the philosophy, core principles, and systematic steps of the globally recognized Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards). This is not your typical learn at your own pace virtual course, but instead this live course is built on experiential learning through professionally facilitated, team-based and hands-on application. We will work together on real-world case studies provided by fellow students to identify key and desired conservation and human well-being outcomes, develop ecological models, construct situation diagrams, incorporate empirical data, integrate monitoring and adaptive management, and develop effective action plans for our changing world. These skills not only improve our impact as conservation practitioners and planners, but also provide invaluable tools for developing grant applications, evaluating project plans, communicating with funders, and integrating stakeholders. You’ll come away from the class with more than just new skills - but with new friends, colleagues, and future collaborators.
DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays: May 4, 6, 11, 23, 18, 20, 2021
FORMAT: This is a live, hands-on, experiential learning course where you work in teams with minimal lectures and homework. Except for the first day which will last 2 hours, we will meet for 3 hours per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 consecutive weeks. Instructors will introduce Conservation Standards concepts and tools each day, and then work with students in small breakout teams to apply these tools to case studies. At the end of each day, the breakout teams will convene in plenary to compare notes, discuss findings, and provide group feedback.
SIGN UP HERE: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/open-standards-cons-online-2021
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Attendance at this course has been pre-approved by The Wildlife Society for 18 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program. See our continuing education credit page for details.
COST: Early bird fee (ends March 15th): $800 professional / $600 student
CENTER FOR WILDLIFE STUDIES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote wildlife conservation and education worldwide through research and specialized training.
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