[NHCOLL-L:5929] SPNHC 2012 - field trips and workshops

Susan Butts susan.butts at yale.edu
Mon Mar 26 13:28:28 EDT 2012

SPNHC 2012 - Field trips and Workshops are finalized -Spaces are limited, so
reserve your spot now.



Connecticut has so many options for great field trips. Join us!

Walking tour of Yale's Museums-Explore the city and campus architecture,
major monuments, and the collections of The Cushing Brain Institute, Yale
Collection of Musical Instruments, Yale University Art Gallery and other


Connecticut Geology-Take a trip through the Triassic Connecticut Rift
Valley, including the well-known dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur State Park.


Bird Watching-Join Peabody Museum staff for a day of bird-watching (and
other wildlife) of Connecticut's shoreline and some amazing upland sites.
Habitats to be visited include beach, salt marsh, black spruce bog and mixed
hardwood forest, and basalt ridge and rocky ledge.


Botany field trips are co-sponsored by the Consortium for Northeastern
Herbaria and include:

Plant-life of Traprock Ridges-unique habitats with rare plants along ancient
lava flows which now formed tilted ridges across the Connecticut River

Botany of Northwestern Connecticut-a wide variety of plants and
geomorphologic settings, including calcareous wetlands, uplands, and
floodplains, poor fens, and Connecticut's highest elevations

Marine Algae of Southern New England-exploring rocky headlands and sandy
beaches along the Connecticut coastline to see some of the region's diverse
marine algae


We also have three workshops:

Georeferencing-A two day workshop, led by experts from University of
California, Berkeley and Tulane University, the Georeferencing Workshop will
cover tools and techniques to correctly interpret textual location data into
spatial descriptions that can be used in mapping and analyses. Participants
will learn the fundamentals of georeferencing best practices with a
combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, including paper maps, the
MaNIS Georeferencing Calculator, GEOLocate, BioGeomancer and online


Forecasting the Future of Natural History Museums & Collections-Led by
Elizabeth Merritt, the Founding Director of the American Association of
Museums' Center for the Future of Museums, this one day workshop will
provide museum practitioners with a basic introduction to futures studies
and the techniques of forecasting, as applied to the challenges facing
natural history museums and collections.


Stabilize This!-Seven presenters from different disciplines will discuss
approaches to stabilization challenges for several collection types, giving
tips to deal with some of the issues frequently found in preserving archive,
herbaria, paleontology, entomology and archaeology/ethnology collections.
Participants will have opportunity to practice with preservation materials
appropriate for triage and their long-term implications will be discussed.


Register now
<http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=970807> ! Early
bird registration ends April 6th.


Submit <http://peabody.yale.edu/collections/spnhc2012/abstract-submission>
abstracts by April 13th. 


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<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spnhc-2012-annual-meeting/223895964293089> ! 



Susan H. Butts, Ph.D.

Division of Invertebrate Paleontology

Yale Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Avenue

PO Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118


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