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Field Sketching Workshop

$50

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2018 at 10 am

Members $40, Nonmembers $50

Field Sketching Basics

Join artist Sherrie York for a 3-hour outdoor introduction to Field Sketching.

Field sketching is a vauable tool for artists, scientists, gardeners, journalers, and anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. Even if you think you can't draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes.  In this workshop we will cover sveral basic drawing and observation skills and techniques, including contour, memory, and gesture drawing.  Non-artists welcome and encouraged.

Participants should bring:

  • A sketchbook at least 7" x 10"
  • A #2 (HB) pencil
  • A portable camp chair or stool
  • Clothing apropriate for being outside in October
  • Optional: snacks, water, other drawing materials

 

Stream Smart Road Crossing Field Survey and Assessment Two-Day Workshop

$70

with Sarah Haggerty

Calendar Next session starts Oct 16, 2018 at 9 am

Overview: This two-day, hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to stream survey techniques and concepts associated with ecologically sound stream crossings.  Day One will include field training on information to collect and how to collect it, and Day Two will consist of class time on field data analysis and tools to develop initial designs for ecologically sound stream crossings.

Learning Objectives:  

At the end of this course, participants will understand how to:

  1. Utilize stream survey tools and techniques including longitudinal profiles, cross sections and bed characterization
  2. Identify and evaluate specific conditions at stream crossing sites
  3. Collect and analyze data from stream crossing sites
  4. Develop recommendations for properly sized and installed structures

                                               

NOTE: Stream Smart (Phase II) is intended to provide information that will enable participants to gather and analyze field data relative to ecological objectives (i.e. fish passage and connected stream processes) when designing replacement structures at stream crossings. This information is in addition to and does not replace other elements of design relative to the hydraulic capacity and structural integrity of the stream crossing.

Target Audience:     
It is expected that workshop participants have some stream survey experience and work directly on road projects as forestry managers, municipal public works managers, civil engineers, surveyors, and natural resource agency staff.

Requirements:          
It is recommended that participants bring to the workshop:

  • a general understanding of the Principles of Stream Smart Road Crossings (Phase I) (recommended but not required)        
  • familiarity with field survey techniques, especially auto level or total station survey techniques (required)
    • A 1-hour refresher on field survey techniques will be held at 8:00a.m. on Day 1.  Please contact Annica McGuirk at amcguirk@maineaudubon.org or (207) 781-2330 x219 to sign up.
  • a basic understanding of stream assessment techniques           
  • field-appropriate clothing including knee-high waterproof boots, or hip boots if available for field assessments on Day 1        
  • a laptop with Microsoft Excel 2010 or later version installed for data analysis on Day 2 

Class Schedule:         
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (registration begins at 8:30)                                  

Course Location:      
October 16-17:  Maine Audubon Fields Pond Sanctuary, Holden, Maine
October 23-24:  Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, Maine

Fee:    
$70 per person for two-day training (lunch is provided both days)                                                                                    

Credits: 
Workshop attendees may be eligible for Forestry Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), DEP Voluntary Contractor Certification CEUs, and Engineering CEUs.

Please note, this is a two-day workshop and you will be responsible for your own accommodations.  Attendance on both days is required.

Space is limited for these two-day workshops, we will only be accepting registrations for up to 35 attendees.  There will be a waiting list established once that limit is reached, and in the event of a registrant cancelling, members of the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which they were listed.

For more Stream Smart information, copies of presentations and handouts go to:

https://www.maineaudubon.org/projects/stream-smart/

Stream Smart Road Crossing Field Survey and Assessment Two-Day Workshop

$70

with Sarah Haggerty

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2018 at 9 am

Overview: This two-day, hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to stream survey techniques and concepts associated with ecologically sound stream crossings.  Day One will include field training on information to collect and how to collect it, and Day Two will consist of class time on field data analysis and tools to develop initial designs for ecologically sound stream crossings.

Learning Objectives:  

At the end of this course, participants will understand how to:

  1. Utilize stream survey tools and techniques including longitudinal profiles, cross sections and bed characterization
  2. Identify and evaluate specific conditions at stream crossing sites
  3. Collect and analyze data from stream crossing sites
  4. Develop recommendations for properly sized and installed structures

                                               

NOTE: Stream Smart (Phase II) is intended to provide information that will enable participants to gather and analyze field data relative to ecological objectives (i.e. fish passage and connected stream processes) when designing replacement structures at stream crossings. This information is in addition to and does not replace other elements of design relative to the hydraulic capacity and structural integrity of the stream crossing.

Target Audience:     
It is expected that workshop participants have some stream survey experience and work directly on road projects as forestry managers, municipal public works managers, civil engineers, surveyors, and natural resource agency staff.

Requirements:          
It is recommended that participants bring to the workshop:

  • a general understanding of the Principles of Stream Smart Road Crossings (Phase I) (recommended but not required)        
  • familiarity with field survey techniques, especially auto level or total station survey techniques (required)
    • A 1-hour refresher on field survey techniques will be held at 8:00a.m. on Day 1.  Please contact Annica McGuirk at amcguirk@maineaudubon.org or (207) 781-2330 x219 to sign up.
  • a basic understanding of stream assessment techniques           
  • field-appropriate clothing including knee-high waterproof boots, or hip boots if available for field assessments on Day 1        
  • a laptop with Microsoft Excel 2010 or later version installed for data analysis on Day 2 

Class Schedule:         
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (registration begins at 8:30)                                  

Course Location:      
October 16-17:  Maine Audubon Fields Pond Sanctuary, Holden, Maine
October 23-24:  Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, Maine

Fee:    
$70 per person for two-day training (lunch is provided both days)                                                                                    

Credits: 
Workshop attendees may be eligible for Forestry Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), DEP Voluntary Contractor Certification CEUs, and Engineering CEUs.

Please note, this is a two-day workshop and you will be responsible for your own accommodations.  Attendance on both days is required.

Space is limited for these two-day workshops, we will only be accepting registrations for up to 35 attendees.  There will be a waiting list established once that limit is reached, and in the event of a registrant cancelling, members of the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which they were listed.

For more Stream Smart information, copies of presentations and handouts go to:

https://www.maineaudubon.org/projects/stream-smart/

Take Action for Maine's Environment

Free
Calendar Next session starts Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm

Free with registration

Join Maine Audubon and friends from Maine’s environmental advocacy community to learn about threats our environment faces under the Trump Administration and what you can do to resist those threats. First, you'll learn about specific proposals from the Trump Administration and members of Congress to weaken our environmental laws. Then, you'll learn the citizen advocacy skills you’ll need to fight back for Maine's environment. You'll gain important citizen know-how including how to lobby your legislators and how best to get out your message using social media and letters to the editor.

We are partnering with Natural Resources Council of Maine, Appalachian Mountain Club, Midcoast Conservancy, Maine Conservation Voters, and Maine Public Health Association to host a series of similar events across the state in Fall 2018. Visit their respective websites for information about other events.





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