Virtual Field Trips

Please note all times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)-

(CLOSED) VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP 1 – TOUR OF WSU BEAR RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND CONSERVATION CENTER

  • Date: Monday, June 14th
  • Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT
  • Location: Virtual Conference Platform
  • Cost per person: Free w/Registration
  • Minimum Attendance: 10
  • Maximum Attendance: 30

Dr. Charles Robbins is a professor in the School of the Environment and School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University (WSU). For more than 30 years, Dr. Robbins has been conducting research focused on nutrition, energetics, and ecology of grizzly bears and polar bears. The field trip will include a virtual tour of the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, which is the only grizzly bear research center of its kind in the United States. Dr. Robbins will discuss research conducted at the center and in the field, with opportunities for Q&A. Come learn about bears, their ecology, and conservation! Organizer: Janet Rachlow.


(CLOSED) VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP II – TOUR OF NMNH MARINE MAMMAL COLLECTION

  • Date: Monday, June 14th
  • Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT
  • Location: Virtual Conference Platform
  • Cost per person: Free w/Registration
  • Minimum Attendance: 10
  • Maximum Attendance: 30

This field trip includes a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the marine mammal collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and a moderated Q&A with Dr. Michael McGowen, the Curator-in-Charge. This mammal collection is the largest in the world and includes some of the oldest specimens collected in North America. Join us for a view into the wonders of this museum! Organizer: Kelly Speer.


(CLOSED) VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP III – TOUR OF DUKE LEMUR CENTER & FOSSIL COLLECTIONS

  • Date: Monday, June 14th
  • Time: 11:30 to 1:30 pm EDT
  • Location: Virtual Conference Platform
  • Cost per person: Free w/Registration
  • Minimum Attendance: TBD
  • Maximum Attendance: TBD

Founded in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina is home to the largest, most diverse collection of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar as well as one of the world’s most important early primate fossil collections. Their work extends from NC to Madagascar – incorporating non-invasive research, in-situ conservation, and educational outreach under one organizational umbrella. In addition to presentations from Director of Research, Erin Ehmke, PhD, and Curator of the Division of Fossil Primates, Matt Borths, PhD, this virtual visit will include live streams of lemurs free-ranging in multi-acre forested habitats and the world’s most unique primate, the aye-aye! Organizer: Megan McGrath.