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NWBIO 2012 Workshop - Rocky intertidal field trip to Rosario Beach and Shannon Point Marine Center
Friday, April 27, 2012 from Noon - 6 PM
Where: NWBIO 2012 at Everett Community College, Everett, WA
Instructors: Drs. Jude Apple and Brady Olson, Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington, University
The workshop and field trip to Rosario Beach and Shannon Point Marine Center will include both field and classroom components focused on marine macroalgae and will include the following activities: Lecture and classroom content of ecology of macroalgae; Field component identifying and collecting macroalgae; and Lab component pressing and archiving macroalgae samples. The workshop will also offer an overview of other interidal activities that can be incorporated into undergraduate biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental science courses.

The field trip will depart Everett CC at noon and transit to Rosario Beach/Shannon Point Marine Center. We will return in time for evening NWBIO registration and events.

For more information visit the workshop event page.

NWBIO 2011 Workshop - The ecology of colonial waterbirds and their impacts on the survival of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River Basin
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Roby, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University
Hosted by Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima Washington
April 29, 2011, 1 - 5 pm

The workshop will use information from Dr. Roby's research on the ecology of fish eating colonial waterbirds (primarily Caspian terns, double-crested cormorants, and several gull species) and their impacts on the survival of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia Basin. Further information on these studies is on the Bird Research Northwest site. The workshop will include activities suitable for inclusion in community college courses. For more information view the workshop event page and visit the NWBIO Meeting website.
Register for the workshop online

NWBIO 2010 Workshop - Mariculture in our Coastal Zones examined through Ecological Science
Instructors: Dr. Jennifer Ruesink and Dr. Alan Trimble, University of Washington
Hosted by Grays Harbor Community College, Ocean Shores, WA

Ever growing demand for seafood has led to dramatic increases in mariculture of numerous species worldwide, often creating conflicts between stakeholders in coastal areas. Science can provide ecological data to assist management and potentially quantify ecosystem services for informed legislative tradeoffs in our quest for sustainability of these multi-use ecosystems. This workshop is designed to provide faculty with current information on both local and global mariculture growth, introduced (sometimes invasive) species, environmental impacts, husbandry practices, and known ecological interactions. Examples will include finfish (esp. salmon), shellfish (primarily oysters, hard clams and geoducks), and algae. The desired outcome of the workshop is for attendees to gain sufficient background information, student readings, and lecture presentation materials for a class session on the ecology of mariculture in a marine science/biology course.

NWBIO 2009 Pacific Northwest Rocky Shore Biology Workshop and Field Trip
Instructors: Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge, Dr. Jan Hodder, and Dr. Maya Wolf, University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology,
Hosted by Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

The Pacific Northwest Rocky Shore Biology Workshop and Field Trip led by Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, provided participants with overview of marine life found along the rocky shores of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and an activity that could be used for a marine biology course field trip. After a brief classroom introduction, we spent the majority of the day in the rocky intertidal at Oswald West State Park. Workshop participants investigated zonation patterns at on a sand-influenced rocky shore.

The workshop included activities
Pacific Northwest Rocky Shore Biology Workshop and Field Trip
will cover both introductory and more advanced material. The majority of the day will be spent in the field at Short Sands Beach, Oswald West State Park where we will split into self selected groups based on previous knowledge. Lunch and transportation will be provided.