The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
Apps for the Biologist: A Workshop
October 21, 2017
Big Break Regional Shoreline, Oakley, CA

Description This 1-day workshop goes into the most useful applications and iphone gadgets for both professionals and students. We will begin by checking out the plethora of Apps useful for identification, tracking, data collection, mapping, and most importantly, simple field safety. Then we'll explore mobile Apps useful for setting up projects, storing data, and even for managing restoration sites in the field. Presenters will speak on a range of useful tools including AmigoCloud, GLOBE, eBird, iBird, olloclip, WildNote, ArcGIS Collector, Audubon Guides and others. Ken-ichi Ueda (as heard on NPR, the commonwealth club, and National Geographic) will discuss and demonstrate the value and applicability of iNaturalist, taking us outside to gather data, then process it back in the classroom. Participants will be able to follow along on their own devices or on shared ipads provided by the workshop. We'll also have time to try out apps, scopes, and olloclips in the setting of Big Break Regional Park.
Coordinator/Contact Direct questions to Ivan Parr,
Instructors Ken-ichi Ueda, co-creator of iNaturalist, California Academy of Sciences
Matthew Bettelheim, Senior Biologist, AECOM
Kathleen Harris, Friends of Sausal Creek
Jessie Parteno, Senior GIS Specialist, AECOM
Anne Hoff, Workshop Instructor, Golden Gate Audubon Society
Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley, Earth Team
Jose Miguel Lozano, AmigoCloud
Nancy Douglas, WildNote App
Bruce Garlinger, Southern Sierra Research Station
Registration Registration cost does not include meals. A limited number of ipads will be available for participants, but participants are STRONGLY encouraged to bring their own devices. A list of apps suggested for upload will be provided prior to the workshop.

Registration payable by check or credit card/received or postmarked:
 On/Before Sept 21After Sept 21
Member, TWS Western Section $115$125
Student/New Professional*
(maximum 5 registrants at this level)
*Must show proof of current registration at an accredited university, or graduation within 6 months of workshop date.

The maximum enrollment is 41 after which, a waiting list will be kept. A minimum of 17 participants must register for the workshop by September 21 or the workshop will be cancelled and all registration fees will be returned. If the workshop can be rescheduled, we will offer transfer to the alternate dates in the priority registrations were received. Registrants will be processed in the order received and successful registrants will receive workshop logistics and information once full payment is confirmed received.

Credit cards are accepted on-line. Instructions for purchase order or check payments are included as part of the on-line registration process.
Cancellation and Refund Policy To receive a refund of workshop registration fees, we must receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the first day of the conference. There will be no refunds due to inclement weather, Federal budget issues, furloughs or other events beyond the control of TWS-West. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, either by mail or e-mail. Refund requests received within 14 days of the start of the conference will not be processed regardless of personal or professional emergency, and no refund after that date is available. However, registration may be transferred to another individual for a $25 transfer fee.
Location Big Break Regional Shoreline, part of the East Bay Regional Parks District, is located along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the largest estuarine ecosystem in California and the West Coast. Formerly a farm, the park now features riverside trails, kayak rentals, birdwatching, fishing, and a state-of-the-art museum complete with live fish and unique displays on history, hydrology, and ecology. Friendly staff lead regular programs at the park, including a stargazing program which will be held on October 21.

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Schedule Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Registrants Should Arrive at 8 AM and plan to leave at 6:30 PM

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TWS Western Section Membership
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Standard - Supporting ($60)
Standard - Contributing ($90)
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Early Career Professional * ($15)
Retired Professional ** ($15)
Youth *** ($8)
Lifetime ($675), payable in one, two, or three installments
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   Two installments ($337.50 ea)
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Central Coast Student Rate ($5/year)
Hawaii ($5/year)
North Coast ($10/year)
North Coast ($20/3 years)
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Nevada Student Rate ($5/year)
Sac-Shasta ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($25/3 years)
San Joaquin Valley ($5/year)
So. California ($10/year)
Student Chapters
U.C. Davis ($15/year)
U.C. Davis ($5/quarter)
Humboldt State ($10/year)
Humboldt State ($6/semester)
UC Santa Barbara ($5/year)
Univ Nevada Reno* ($6/semester)
Univ Nevada Reno** ($10/semester)
Cal Poly SLO ($30/year)
Cal Poly SLO ($15/quarter)
San Francisco State University ($10/year)
San Francisco State University ($6/semester)
* TWS National Members
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TWS National Membership
Regular ($81)
New Professional ($51)
Student ($41)
Retired ($41)
Family ($125)
International ($59)
International Student ($29)
Online access to the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin are free for TWS National members. Printed version of JWM is available for a fee.
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