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2012
Friday, March 23rd
9:30 AM

Recruiting and Advising Minority Students in Cooperative Land-Grant/HBCU Programs

Kevin M. Hunt, Mississippi State University

Green and Gold Room

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Reinventing our Educational Models to Train the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Joyce Berry, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Legends Room

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Conservation Leadership Through Learning: an Adaptive Educational Model to Train the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Joshua Goldstein
Ryan Finchum

Legends Room

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:10 AM

SEEDS: Strengthening Education and Employment for Diverse Students

Edward C. Jensen, Oregon State University
David A. Zahler, Oregon State University

Green and Gold Room

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

10:15 AM

Outside Inside: A Survey of Field Activities in the Virtual and Non-Virtual Natural Resources Classroom

Kieran J. Lindsey, Virginia Tech University
Robert Bush, Virginia Tech University

Legends Room

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM

Initiatives to Increase Ethnic Diversity in Natural Resources Majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources

Bobbi Z. Kubish, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Green and Gold Room

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Teaching Natural Resource Economics with Digital Learning Objects: Evolution from Chalk to Digital Ink

Joey E. Mehlhorn, University of Tennessee - Martin
Timothy Burcham, University of Tennessee - Martin
Sandy Mehlhorn, University of Tennessee - Martin
Philip Smartt, University of Tennessee - Martin

Legends Room

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Student Diversity in the NAU School of Forestry: Recruitment and Retention Efforts

James Allen, Northern Arizona University

Natural Resources Meeting Room

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM

Experiential Learning Opportunities with the Colorado State Forest Service Volunteer Program

Jamie Dahl, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Natural Resources Meeting Room

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

1:40 PM

A Year in the Life of a Mountain Pine Beetle: Buford’s Story

Lisa Mason, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Natural Resources Meeting Room

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Capacity Building to Enhance Protected Area Management and Wildlife Conservation in India: Mid-Career Training of Indian Forest Service Officers at Colorado State University

Andrew W. Don Carlos, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Tara Teel, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Michael Manfredo, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
James Barborak, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Ryan Finchum, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Vinod Mathur, Wildlife Institute of India

Natural Resources Meeting Room

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Building Professional Competency of Conservation Practitioners in the USA and Internationally: Colorado State University’s Center for Protected Area Management

James R. Barborak, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Jim Wurz

Natural Resources Meeting Room

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Internships for Preparing Natural Resource Students

Rich Etchberger, Utah State University

Green and Gold Room

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM

3:35 PM

Students to Empowered Professionals (STEP) Mentoring Program: A Case Study

Susan P. Rupp, South Dakota State University

Green and Gold Room

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM

3:55 PM

Coordinating Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism Internships - Lessons Learned

Paul Layden, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Green and Gold Room

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Formalizing Internship Experiences for Wildlife and Fisheries Undergraduates at Mississippi State University

Sam Riffell, Mississippi State University
Bruce Leopold, Mississippi State University

Green and Gold Room

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

4:35 PM

Dynamic Internship Programs: Comparison Between Two Universities

Mark C. Wallace, Texas Tech University

Green and Gold Room

4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

4:55 PM

Process to Develop Rewarding Natural Resources Internships

Michael F. Butkus, Utah State University

Green and Gold Room

4:55 PM - 5:15 PM

Saturday, March 24th
10:15 AM

Meeting Students Where They Are: Adapting Natural Resource Education to Emerging Digital Landscapes

Zachary D. Cole, University of Florida

Natural Resources Room 108

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Impact of Extraordinary Experiences on Teachers Science Identity

Michael P. Marlow, University of Colorado Denver
Brad McLain, University of Colorado Denver
Bruce Nash, University of Colorado Denver
David Krueger, University of Colorado Denver

Natural Resources Room 108

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Conducting Mountain Lion Research: A Citizen Science Project

Barbara Patterson, Front Range Community College
Don Hunter, Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy
Caroline Krunn, Rocky Mountain Cat Conservance

Natural Resources Room 108

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM