Workshops

Please see below for details regarding upcoming and past workshops.

2014

25 April 2014: Rare Plants of North Carolina (Criteria I, Environmental Education Certification)

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Audience: Environmental educators and those seeking certification.

Description:Through the workshop, participants will develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the flora of North Carolina and the Southeast, the causes and consequences of species rarity, and the impact of humans (both positive and negative). Participants will gain deeper knowledge of patterns in the flora in the Southeast and North Carolina, deeper competence in identifying rare plants and habitats, and deeper understanding of the ecological requirements of species and communities. Increased understanding of rarity, including its causes and consequences, as well as specific knowledge of ecological requirements, provides the baseline for informed, active participation in environmental management, improvement, and protection. Deeper knowledge of rare species and their habitats facilitates informed identification of potential ecological impacts of proposed or on-going habitat-affecting activities. This workshop will be held indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to study rare species first hand using the herbarium collections of North Carolina State University.

Maximum number of participants: 25.

Cost: Free

Registration: To register, please email the following information to Dr. Alexander Krings (Alexander_Krings@ncsu.edu): Name, organization (if applicable), contact information. Registered participants will receive additional information by email as the workshop date approaches.

 

2 May 2014: Rare Plants of North Carolina (Criteria I, Environmental Education Certification)

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Audience: Environmental educators and those seeking certification.

Description:Through the workshop, participants will develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the flora of North Carolina and the Southeast, the causes and consequences of species rarity, and the impact of humans (both positive and negative). Participants will gain deeper knowledge of patterns in the flora in the Southeast and North Carolina, deeper competence in identifying rare plants and habitats, and deeper understanding of the ecological requirements of species and communities. Increased understanding of rarity, including its causes and consequences, as well as specific knowledge of ecological requirements, provides the baseline for informed, active participation in environmental management, improvement, and protection. Deeper knowledge of rare species and their habitats facilitates informed identification of potential ecological impacts of proposed or on-going habitat-affecting activities. This workshop will be held indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to study rare species first hand using the herbarium collections of North Carolina State University.

Maximum number of participants: 25.

Cost: Free

Registration: Registration: To register, please email the following information to Dr. Alexander Krings (Alexander_Krings@ncsu.edu): Name, organization (if applicable), contact information. Registered participants will receive additional information by email as the workshop date approaches.

23 June 2014: Rare Plants of North Carolina (Criteria I, Environmental Education Certification)

Location: Greensboro Arboretum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Audience: Environmental educators and those seeking certification.

Description:Through the workshop, participants will develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the flora of North Carolina and the Southeast, the causes and consequences of species rarity, and the impact of humans (both positive and negative). Participants will gain deeper knowledge of patterns in the flora in the Southeast and North Carolina, deeper competence in identifying rare plants and habitats, and deeper understanding of the ecological requirements of species and communities. Increased understanding of rarity, including its causes and consequences, as well as specific knowledge of ecological requirements, provides the baseline for informed, active participation in environmental management, improvement, and protection. Deeper knowledge of rare species and their habitats facilitates informed identification of potential ecological impacts of proposed or on-going habitat-affecting activities. This workshop will be held indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to study rare species first hand using the herbarium collections of North Carolina State University.

Maximum number of participants: 15.

Cost: Free

Registration: To register, please email the following information to Dr. Alexander Krings (Alexander_Krings@ncsu.edu): Name, organization (if applicable), contact information. Registered participants will receive additional information by email as the workshop date approaches.

 

 
2013

11 & 12 Feb 2013: Developing organismal identification apps

Location: iPro-Biosphere Meeting, Leiden, The Netherlands

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: Check here for details.

Audience: Biologists with an interest in developing mobile identification aids.

Description: As a component of a series of pro-iBiosphere workshops on e-taxonomic platforms and e-tools, this hands-on workshop will focus on developing native and web-optimized, organismal identification apps for Android devices, using primarily html and css. Click here more details regarding iPro-Biosphere.

Requirements: Participants will need to bring a wifi enabled laptop (Mac or PC) for which they have installation rights. Participants will receive instruction in installing the necessary software from Google and other companies. All software demonstrated and employed is freely available. A basic knowledge of html and css is necessary. Participants may wish to bring an Android mobile device for testing, but testing can also be carried out on the laptop using an emulator.

Sample apps: http://herbarium.ncsu.edu/keysetc.htm


13 April 2013: Mobile keys and floras: Developing identification apps for Android devices

Location: Association of Southeastern Biologist Annual Conference, Charleston, West Virginia

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: TBA

Audience: Biologists with an interest in developing mobile identification aids.

Description: Identification apps can provide lightweight, yet authoritative, alternatives to field manuals and thus have the potential for increasing proficiency and accuracy in field identification. Through this hands-on, step-by-step workshop, participants will learn how to develop native and web-optimized, organismal identification apps for Android devices, using primarily html and css.

Requirements: Participants will need to bring a wifi enabled laptop (Mac or PC) for which they have installation rights. Participants will receive instruction in installing the necessary software from Google and other companies. All software demonstrated and employed is freely available. A basic knowledge of html and css is necessary. Participants may wish to bring an Android mobile device for testing, but testing can also be carried out on the laptop using an emulator.

Sample apps: http://herbarium.ncsu.edu/keysetc.htm

Maximum number of participants: 10.

Registration: Click here to register for the conference and workshop (pre-registration begins Feb 13).


26 April 2013: Rare Plants of North Carolina (Criteria I, Environmental Education Certification)

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Audience: Environmental educators and those seeking certification.

Description:Through the workshop, participants will develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the flora of North Carolina and the Southeast, the causes and consequences of species rarity, and the impact of humans (both positive and negative). Participants will gain deeper knowledge of patterns in the flora in the Southeast and North Carolina, deeper competence in identifying rare plants and habitats, and deeper understanding of the ecological requirements of species and communities. Increased understanding of rarity, including its causes and consequences, as well as specific knowledge of ecological requirements, provides the baseline for informed, active participation in environmental management, improvement, and protection. Deeper knowledge of rare species and their habitats facilitates informed identification of potential ecological impacts of proposed or on-going habitat-affecting activities. This workshop will be held indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to study rare species first hand using the herbarium collections of North Carolina State University.

Maximum number of participants: 25.

Cost: Free

Registration: This workshop is now full. Registered participants will receive additional information by email as the workshop date approaches.

 

3 May 2013: Rare Plants of North Carolina (Criteria I, Environmental Education Certification)

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Workshop leader: Dr. Alexander Krings

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Audience: Environmental educators and those seeking certification.

Description:Through the workshop, participants will develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the flora of North Carolina and the Southeast, the causes and consequences of species rarity, and the impact of humans (both positive and negative). Participants will gain deeper knowledge of patterns in the flora in the Southeast and North Carolina, deeper competence in identifying rare plants and habitats, and deeper understanding of the ecological requirements of species and communities. Increased understanding of rarity, including its causes and consequences, as well as specific knowledge of ecological requirements, provides the baseline for informed, active participation in environmental management, improvement, and protection. Deeper knowledge of rare species and their habitats facilitates informed identification of potential ecological impacts of proposed or on-going habitat-affecting activities. This workshop will be held indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to study rare species first hand using the herbarium collections of North Carolina State University.

Maximum number of participants: 25.

Cost: Free

Registration: This workshop is now full. Registered participants will receive additional information by email as the workshop date approaches.