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  • 30 May, 2014
    Moth communities as indicators of environmental changes:
    results from natural experiments along a latitudinal gradient.

    12:00PM
    The Board Room California Academy of Sciences
    55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Meg Lowman -- email: MLowman@calacademy.org

  • 5 June, 2014
    Join the dark side -- study the fabulous diversity of local moths to understand environmental changes
    Time: 9:00PM - ??
    Highlands Biological Station
    Presenters: John Pickering and Nancy Lowe
    Contact: Sonya Carpenter -- email: highlandsbiological@gmail.com

  • 19-27 July, 2014
    National Moth Week
    Join the global celebration of moths and biodiversity
    See details
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: tori@discoverlife.org


Events for the Smokies are posted on www.dlia.org by Discover Life in America, Inc.,
an independent organization from Discover Life.

Updated: 4 April, 2014


Prior Events
  • 28, March 2014
    Documenting Changes in Moth Life-Cycles and Abundance Caused by Urban Warming and Pollution
    Presentors: Trung Quach, Yen Duong, Vy Tran
    Presentation:
    pptx

  • 26 March, 2014
    Time: 7:00PM
    Moth Party at Winged Deer Park
    Winged Deer Park · johnsoncity.org
    4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, Tennessee
    Contact: Larry McDaniel -- email: larrycmcd@hotmail.com
    Contact: John Pickering -- email: pick@discoverlife.org

  • 17 March, 2014
    "Moth communities as indicators of environmental changes: results from natural experiments along a latitudinal gradient."
    Time: 12:00PM
    National Ecological Observatory Network
    1685 38th Street, Suite 100
    Boulder, CO 80301
    Presentation: pptx
    Presenter: John Pickering -- email: pick@discoverlife.org
    Contact: Hank Loescher -- email: hloescher@NEONinc.org

  • 27 January, 2014
    Join the dark side -- study the fabulous diversity of local moths to understand environmental changes
    University of Georgia, Entomology
    Room 404A Biological Sciences Building
    Monday, 11:15-12:20PM
    Presentation: pptx
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Joe McHugh -- email: mchugh.jv@gmail.com

  • 20 November, 2013
    Join the dark side -- study the fabulous diversity of local moths to understand environmental changes
    Mississippi State University, Entomology
    Wednesday, 12:00PM
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Richard Brown -- email: RBrown@entomology.msstate.edu

  • 2-3 November, 2013 -- Discover Life: Beyond Two Billion Hits
    Events to celebrate, plan, and learn together
    All welcome!
    Contact: Nancy Lowe -- email: nancy@discoverlife.org
    Suggested Hotel: Holiday Inn in downtown Athens, at 197 East Broad
    Camping: Adventurous souls can camp on the 20 acres at 275 Blue Heron Drive.
    • Saturday, 9:30AM - 5:00PM
      Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens
      Glass Conference Room
      [Park anywhere; enter side door of building 1033 on campus map opposite pond]
      9:30AM -- Assemble [coffee & bagels provided]
      10:00AM -- Who are we? -- Introductions
      • Overview of Discover Life [John Pickering]
      • Outreach [Nancy Lowe]
      • UGA Costa Rica [Quint Newcomer; Cameron Prybol]
      • Sandy Creek Nature Center [Randy Smith; Tori Staples]
      • Mothing [Larry McDaniel, Deb Lievens, Mike Lindemann]
      • Digitizing collections [Claire Najjar]
      • Databasing & visualization [Becka Walcott]
      • Teaching with Moth Math [Nancy Miorelli]
      • 11:30-11:45AM Coffee break
      • Pollination+ ADBC Proposal [Akito Kawahara]
      • Natural History Surveys [Albert Meier; Ouida Meier]
      • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences [Art Bogan, Cindy Bogan]
      • Ants [Dan Kjar]
      • Bees [Sam Droege]
      • Bees [Nick Stewart]
      • Frogs [Scott Connelly]
      • Lichens [Sean Beeching, Lucy Beeching]
      • OneZoom [James Rosindell]
      • Education [Sharon McCullough, Ashley Potter]
      • Audubon Magazine [Rene Ebersole]
      12:30-1:30PM Lunch [Sandwiches & drinks provided]
      1:30-5:30PM -- Strategic Planning -- minutes
      • Introductions
        • Patty Gowaty
        • Steve Hubbell
        • Odum School of Ecology [Beth Gavrilles]
      • Education
        • Constraints & lessons learned
        • Community observation sites
        • Discover Life Science Clubs
        • Moth Maths [Nancy Miorelli]
        • Bringing moths to the science fair
      • 2:30PM Moths
        • Realizing the dream of a 20-site Mothing network
        • Guide to all North American moths
        • Non-moths: Birds, plants, lichens, bees, ants,...
      • 3:30PM Coffee break
      • 3:45PM Technology
        • Crowdsourcing: label capture (OCR, natural language processing, humans), measurements, ...
        • Customizing local IDnature guides & checklists for countries, states, counties, and your sites
        • Tree of Life (OneZoom)
        • Editing your albums, mapping, & building life lists
        • New tools for correcting names, documenting species interactions, analyzing & visualizing data
        • Challenge -- working together -- discussion
      • 4:45PM Partnerships and Proposals
        • Museums & Herbaria of the Future -- beyond digitized specimens, supporting communities
        • Grand plan: Vision, Phase I, Phase...
        • Natural History Surveys: Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts
        • Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections proposal
        • Next steps for us collectively -- What's the plan, Sam?
    • Saturday, 6:00PM - Midnight++
      Celebration
      Pick's House: 275 Blue Heron Drive, Athens, Georgia 30605
      Pizza, beer, bonfire, brainstorming, & moth party
    • Sunday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
      • Photo walk -- Beyond bee bowls and birding?
        State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
        Meet at the Orange Trail trailhead; take 1st left after main gate and park.
    • 11:15-12:15PM Lunch [Cali n Tito's -- 1427 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605]
    • Sunday, 12:30PM - 5:00PM
      Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens
      • Introductions
        • Discover Life Science Club [Freddy Geiser]
        • Young Dawgs [Jim Geiser]
      • Technology -- specific needs and requests
      • Training -- guide use & building, local checklists, editing photos, identification
  • 1 November, 2013
    Discover Life Science Club:
    Friday, 8:30PM - 9:30PM++
    Nature calling -- insects, frogs and other sounds of the night
    Presenter: Sam Droege, USGS
    Where:
       Sandy Creek Nature Center
       205 Old Commerce Rd.
       Athens, GA 30607 · directions
    Activities: Talk followed by a cricket crawl & moth party at Walker Hall. Bring a flashlight, camera, & ruler.
    Contact: Nancy Lowe -- email: nancy@discoverlife.org
    All welcome!
Tori, Angela, Margo & Freddy mothing
Tori, Angela, Margo & Freddy mothing at Walker Hall
  • 11-12 October, 2013
    Steele Creek Park Wildlife Weekend
    Friday 6:30PM - ?? Reception, 15 minute talk followed by Moth Party
    Saturday 10:00AM - 12:00PM Powerpoint presentation: Discover Life moth study, followed by brief Photowalk
    Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Tennessee
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Larry McDaniel -- email: larrycmcd@hotmail.com

  • 22 August, 2013
    Join the dark side of life -- the fabulous diversity of our local moths and the questions they can answer
    12:30PM - 1:20PM
    Honors Program Lunchbox Lectures
    116 Moore College, University of Georgia, Athens
    Presenter: John Pickering -- email: pick@discoverlife.org
    Presentation: pptx

  • 26 July, 2013
    Moth Party: Join the global celebration of moths and biodiversity
    10PM
    Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Meet John Pickering outside the Education and Visitor Center
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Tori Staples -- tori@discoverlife.org

  • 27 July, 2013
    Moth Party: Join the global celebration of moths and biodiversity
    10PM
    Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Meet Tori outside the Education and Visitor Center
    Presenters: John Pickering
    Contact: Tori Staples -- tori@discoverlife.org

National Moth Week flier 2013
20-28 July, 2013
National Moth Week
Global citizen science project.
Everyone, everywhere can participate.

  • 24 July, 2013
    Using digital photography and web tools to monitor moth phenology and distibution
    Time: 10:00AM-Noon
    Maple Hill Lodge, Sycamore Rd.
    Umstead State Park
    Raleigh, NC
    Presenters: John Pickering & Tori Staples
    Presentations: Pickering pptx · Staples ppt
    Contact: Merrill Lynch -- jmerrilllynch@gmail.com

  • 20 July, 2013
    Moth Party: Join the global celebration of moths and biodiversity
    10PM
    Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Meet John Pickering outside the Education and Visitor Center. Then we'll head to Walker Hall.
    Presenters: John Pickering
    Contact: Tori Staples -- tori@discoverlife.org

  • 19 July, 2013
    Moth Party: Join the global celebration of moths and biodiversity
    This event kicks off National Moth Week the Athens-Clarke County
    10PM
    Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Meet Tori outside the Education and Visitor Center
    Presenters: Tori Staples
    Contact: Tori Staples -- tori@discoverlife.org

  • 11 June, 2013
    Young DAWGS Final Presentations
    Training and Development Center
    315 S. Thomas Street
    Presenter: Freddy Geiser
    9:45AM
    Presenter: Margo Rothstein
    4:00PM
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: tori@discoverlife.org

  • 10 June, 2013
    Young Scholars Final Presentations
    Conner Hall, room 371
    Time 9:05AM
    Presenter: Angela Hulsey
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: tori@discoverlife.org

  • 28 June, 2013
    Insects of the Night: An Exploration of What Buzzes and Flies in the Summer Night
    8:00PM - 9:30PM
    Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Presenters: Tori Staples, John Pickering
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: tori@discoverlife.org

    Insects of the Night
    This kid got up close and personal with a Dobsonfly.

  • 26 June, 2013
    Discover Life: Presentation to Young Scholars
    3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Sandy Creek Nature Center · directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Presenter: Tori Staples
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: tori@discoverlife.org

  • 5 June, 2013
    Moths
    Sandy Creek Day Camp Activity, 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    Presenters: Tori Staples, Angela Hulsey, Freddy Geiser, Margo Rothstein

  • 23 May, 2013
    How to answer ecological questions by collecting and analyzing moth data
    Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) Summer Institute
    Division of Instructional Services & School Performance
    Office of Teaching & Learning
    1:15-3:30PM, Room 213, H.T. Edwards Career Academy, Athens, Georgia
    Presenters: Stella Guerrero & John Pickering
    Description: Participants will be able to find out how to collect real data that will
    allow students to answer environmental questions. They will be able to use data that
    has been collected during the last three years to teach students inquiry-based science.
    Audience: Grade 6-12 teachers
    Links: CCGPS Summer Institute Program · Mothing (see Overview & Analysis)
    Contact: Stella Guerrero -- email: guerreros@clarke.k12.ga.us

  • 30 April, 2013
    Moth Observation Site Launch Party
    7:30PM - 10:00PM
    Sandy Creek Nature Center ·
    directions
    205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30607
    Bring:
    • After the presentations, we will "moth" at the Walker Hall,
      taking photos of critters attracted to the new lights.
      Please bring a flashlight, camera, and ruler
      so that you can learn the joys of studying moths.
    Project overview
    Presenters:
    • Randy Smith, Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • Marianne Shockley Cruz, Entomology, University of Georgia
    • Tori Staples, Entomology, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    • Quint Newcomer, University of Georgia Costa Rica campus
    • Cameron Prybol, Biochemistry, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    • Matt Jordan, Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, University of Georgia
    • Alec Weil, Biology, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    • Claire Najar, Anthropology, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    • Jonathan Lochamy, Biology, Georgia Perimeter College
    • Nancy Lowe, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    • Narke Norton, Young Scholars, University of Georgia
    • Jim Geiser, Young Dawgs, University of Georgia
    • John Pickering, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia & Discover Life
    Flyer
    Contact: Tori Staples -- email: vlstaples@gmail.com

  • 5 February, 2013
    Discover Life
    Guest Lecture, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Biology 2990H Seminar in Modern Biology
    Biological Sciences Building Entomology Conference Room 412a
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation: pptx
    Contact: Karl Espelie -- email: espelie@uga.edu

  • 4 February, 2013
    Discover Life
    Guest Lecture, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Biology 2990H Seminar in Modern Biology
    Biological Sciences Building Entomology Conference Room 412a
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation: pptx
    Contact: Karl Espelie -- email: espelie@uga.edu

  • 25 January, 2013
    Discover Life
    Seminar, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Center for Ecological Sciences
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation: pptx
    Contact: Raman Sukumar -- email: rsuku@ces.iisc.ernet.in

  • 21 January, 2013
    Large-scale Ecological Questions, Citizen Science, and Photography
    Seminar, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
    Royal Enclave, Siirampura, Jakkur PO, Bangalore, India
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation: abstract · html · pptx
    Contact: Madhavi Latha -- email: madhavi@atree.org

  • 19 January, 2013
    Web-Enabled Field Guides and Identification Keys
    Panel Discussion, 5:30PM - 6:45PM
    Indo-US Joint Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics
    Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
    Bangalore, India
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation: pptx
    Contact: Hemalatha G -- email: hemalatha@atree.org

  • 3 January, 2013
    Join the dark side of life -- the fabulous diversity of local moths
    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society
    Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens, Georgia      Time: 7:00PM
    Presentation: html · pptx
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Gary Crider -- email: gcrider@charter.net

  • 9 November, 2012
    Using photography to study the impact of climate change and other environmental threats
    Workshop, 11:30AM - 2:00PM
    Georgia Perimeter College, Clarksville Campus
    Presentation
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Jonathan Lochamy -- email: Jonathan.Lochamy@gpc.edu

  • 19-20 October, 2012
    Kentucky Natural History Survey, strategic planning meeting
    Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting
    Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond
    Presentation
    Presenters: Albert Meier and John Pickering
    Contact: Albert Meier -- email: albert.meier@wku.edu

  • 3 October, 2012
    Lecture: Multisite ecological monitoring to predict the impact of climate change on biodiversity
    Class: General Ecology ECOL3500 Presenter: John Pickering -- pick@discoverlife.org -- 706-254-7446
    Presentation
    Location: 404B Biological Sciences Building, University of Georgia, Athens     Time: 9:00AM

    Contact: Ford Ballantyne fb4@uga.edu or Lizzie King egking@uga.edu

  • 20 September, 2012
    Seminar: Multisite ecological monitoring to predict the impact of climate change on biodiversity
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation
    Location: Suffolk University     Time: 1:00PM
    Contact: Peter Burn -- email: pburn@suffolk.edu -- 617-573-8347

  • 19 September, 2012
    Talk: Discover Life, the
    Massachusetts Natural History Survey, and Mothing
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Presentation
    Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Massachusetts     Time: 7:30PM
    Moth Party -- Location: 223 Partridge Lane, Carlisle, MA     Time: 9:30PM
    Contact: Peter Burn -- email: pburn@suffolk.edu -- 617-573-8347

  • 14-15 September, 2012
    Fall Natural History Survey, a 24-hour multi-site, multi-state event
    Overview: This is a follow-up event for our Spring Natural History Survey.
    We will conduct a 24-hour survey, present results from the spring, and have a workshop
    on how to proceed in building a network of study sites to conduct Natural History
    Surveys and share information and expertise. For more details see the Georgia and
    Kentucky Natural History Surveys.
    Organizers: Discover Life, Nature Research Center and other partners.
    Contact: Nancy Lowe -- email: nancy@discoverlife.org

  • 7-9 September, 2012
    50th Annual Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists' Rally
    Roan Mountain
    Contact: Jennifer Bauer -- email: jbauer@friendsofroanmtn.org

  • 17 August, 2012, 11:45am - 12:15pm
    Butterfly Festival -- Collecting Photos of Moths, Butterflies and Other Pollinators
    Dunwoody Nature Center
    Contact: Nancy Lowe -- email: nancy@discoverlife.org

  • 9 August, 2012, 1:30-5:00PM
    Life: collecting high-quality data on species using photography and online tools
    "Books to Barcodes -- Symposium"
    Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting
    Presentation
    Contact: John Pickering -- email: pick@discoverlife.org

  • 23-29 July, 2012
    National Moth Week
    See details
    Contact: Nancy Lowe -- email: nancy@discoverlife.org

  • 28 July, 2012
    4th Annual Xtreme Roan Mountain Roan Adventures Youth Naturalists' Rally
    Roan Mountain
    Contact: Ken Turner -- email: ken@friendsofroanmtn.org

  • 18 July, 2012
    Tools to help assemble, integrate, analyze, and share biodiversity information
    John Pickering
    American Museum of Natural History
    Presentation

  • 14 July, 2012
    Discoverlife.org: Modern random-access, image-rich keys and beyond
    Joint Fungal Environmental Sampling and Informatics Network (FESIN) / Mycological Society of America Workshop
    Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., New Haven, Connecticut
    Program
    Presentation: Tools to help assemble, integrate, analyze, and share biodiversity information
    Contact: Tom Bruns at pogon@berkeley.edu

  • 14-15 July, 2012
    Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Bioblitz
    Saranac, Lake, New York
    Contact: Dave Patrick -- email: dpatrick@paulsmiths.edu

  • 24 May, 2012
    Moth Party
    Cummington, Massachusetts
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Barbara Spencer -- email: spencerbarbaraj@gmail.com
    Results

  • 22 May, 2012
    Massachusetts Natural History Survey -- organizational meeting
    University of Massachusetts, Boston,
    UMass Boston Campus Center; room 1313
    Agenda
    Participants
    Contact: Sarah Oktay at sarah.oktay@umb.edu
    Organizers: Paul Goldstein, Sarah Oktay, Peter Burn, John Pickering

  • 4-6 May, 2012
    Spring Naturalists Rally Discover Life: Public participation in Natural History Surveys
    Roan Mountain, Tennessee
    • Friday, 4 May, 7:00PM
      Featured speaker: John Pickering
      Presentation
    • Friday, 4 May, 9:00PM - late
      Moth Party
      Organizers: Larry McDaniel and John Pickering
    • Saturday, 5 May, 2:30-5:00PM
      Documenting Nature -- Photography Workshop and Nature Walk
      Organizers: Larry McDaniel and John Pickering
    • Saturday, 5 May, 9:00PM - late
      Moth Party
      Organizers: Larry McDaniel and John Pickering
    Contact: Jennifer Bauer -- email: highlandlady53@embarqmail.com -- Brochure

  • 20-22 April, 2012
    Spring Natural History Survey, a 24-hour multi-site, multi-state event
    Overview: Teachers, students and the general public will help scientists
    survey study sites. Participants will use digital cameras and standard research
    protocols to collect high-quality data. All welcome.
    See details.
    Organizers: Discover Life, Encyclopedia of Life, and Nature Research Center.
    Contact: Nancy Lowe and other organizers.

  • 21-22 April, 2012
    Improving Teacher Quality Workshop
    Overview: This workshop for Georgia k-12 teachers will continue training educators in the use of
    Discover Life protocols, and help them design standards-based lesson plans.
    Geology/ Geography Building Room 321, UGA, Athens, Georgia
    Presenters: Bob Hill, John Pickering, Nancy Lowe, Tommy Jordan, Sean Beeching, Wayd Walker
    Contact: Bob Hill at bobhill@uga.edu or Wayd Walker at waydwalker@yahoo.com.

  • 14 April, 2012, 8:00pm-9:00PM
    Moth Party and Invitation to Georgia Natural History Survey
    Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia
    Presenters: Nancy Lowe and John Pickering
    Contact: Jessica.James@dnr.state.ga.us

  • 7 April, 2012, 8:30PM-9:30PM
    Moth Party
    Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, GA
    Presenters: Nancy Lowe and John Pickering
    Contact: Phil.Delestrez@dnr.state.ga.us

  • 30 March, 2012, 2:15PM - 3:30PM
    Invitation to Georgia Natural History Survey
    EEA of Georgia Annual Conference
    Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
    Presenters: Nancy Lowe and John Pickering
    Contact: nancy@discoverlife.org

  • 24 March, 2012, 7:30PM-9:30PM
    Moth Party and Invitation to Georgia Natural History Survey
    Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge, GA
    Presenters: Nancy Lowe and John Pickering
    Contact: Phil.Delestrez@dnr.state.ga.us

  • 23 March, 2012, 7:30PM-9:30PM
    Moth Party and Invitation to Georgia Natural History Survey
    Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA
    Presenters: Nancy Lowe and John Pickering
    Contact: Phil.Delestrez@dnr.state.ga.us

  • 31 January, 2012
    Discover Life
    Guest Lecture, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Biology 2990H Seminar in Modern Biology
    Biological Sciences Building Entomology Conference Room 412a
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Karl Espelie -- email: espelie@uga.edu

  • 30 January, 2012
    Discover Life
    Guest Lecture, 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Biology 2990H Seminar in Modern Biology
    Biological Sciences Building Entomology Conference Room 412a
    Presenter: John Pickering
    Contact: Karl Espelie -- email: espelie@uga.edu

  • 28-29 January, 2012
    Improving Teacher Quality Workshop, sustained contact
    University of Georgia, Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Laboratory
    Instructors: John Pickering, Nancy Lowe, Bob Hill, Sean Beeching, Tommy Jordan
    Contact: Wayd Walker -- email: waydwalker@yahoo.com
    Schedule of Events

  • 26 January, 2012, 7:00-9:00PM
    Discover Life and the Georgia Natural History Survey
    Fernbank Science Center, Classrooms 1 and 2
    156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307
    Presenter: John Pickering
    presentation
    Contact: Al Tate -- email: al_tate@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

  • 2 December, 2011, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Discover Life Workshop for Science Teachers
    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
    Presenters: John Pickering and Nancy Lowe
    presentation
    Contact: Michael Dias -- email: mdias@kennesaw.edu

  • 29 November, 2011, 6:00-8:00PM
    Discover Life -- working together to teach science, monitor species,
    answer ecological questions, and enjoy nature.

    Science Connections Lecture, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    Speaker: John Pickering
    Abstract and presentation
    Contact: Miranda Wood -- email: Miranda.Wood@ncdenr.gov

  • 9 November, 2011, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Discover Life workshop for Master Naturalists
    Chattahoochee Nature Center, Atlanta, Georgia
    Contact: Tom Howick -- email: t.howick@chattnaturecenter.org

  • 6 November, 2011
    Macro Photography -- 12:30-1:30PM -- John Pickering
    4th Biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference
    UMASS Nantucket Field Station, Massachusetts
    Contact: Sarah Oktay -- email: sarah.oktay@umb.edu

  • 5 November, 2011, 10:30-11:30AM
    Launch of the Kentucky Natural History Survey
    Kentucky Academy of Science's meeting
    Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    Presenter:
    Albert Meier
    Presentation
    Contact: Albert Meier -- email: albert.meier@wku.edu

  • 5 November, 2011
    Discover Life -- working together to monitor species,
    answer ecological questions, teach science, and enjoy nature
    .
    4th Biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference
    The Coffin School, 4 Winter Street Nantucket, Massachusetts
    Keynote Speaker: John Pickering
    Abstract and presentation
    Contact: Sarah Oktay -- email: sarah.oktay@umb.edu

  • 4 November, 2011
    Nature Journaling -- 1:00-3:00PM -- Nancy Lowe
    Macro Photography -- 3:00-5:00PM -- John Pickering
    4th Biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference
    UMASS Nantucket Field Station, Massachusetts
    Contact: Sarah Oktay -- email: sarah.oktay@umb.edu

  • Discover Life: The Next Billion Hits
    • 7-9 October, 2011 -- Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens
    • Launch of the Georgia Natural History Survey -- a consortium to improve science education; understand factors affecting species and their interactions, and better manage our gardens, farms, forests and natural resources.
    • Report

  • ESA SEEDS Bioblitz
    • April 23, 2011 -- State Botanical Garden, Athens, GA
      As part of the National Coordinated Bioblitz, University of Georgia students will use Discover Life protocols to collect data on spring phenology. UGA is one of ten participating campuses around the country and in Puerto Rico.

  • Discover Life workshop

    • 26-29 July, 2009 -- Elmira College, New York
      Working together to teach and study nature. A focus will be on how to build a continental-scale network of scientists, teachers, students, and volunteers to monitor the impact of climate change on plant-pollinator interactions.
      This workshop is held in conjunction with GISIN3.

  • Bee Hunt! -- Breakfast Meeting

    • 22 June, 2009 -- Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia
      Meeting for local educators to discuss and plan a new pollinator monitoring project to be launched next April for Earth Day.
      RSVP to Nancy at nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
      Handout • Participants • Directions • Flier • Email follow-up

  • Nature Hunt!

    • 14 June, 2009 -- 275 Blue Heron Drive, Athens, Georgia
      Pix at Pick's: Plants, Pollinators, and Paparazzi
      Join the staff and friends of Discover Life for an afternoon of plant and pollinator photography on Pick's property.
      2pm - 6pm Wander around and enjoy the land, take pix, go canoeing...
      6pm - ? Dinner and fiesta

  • People's Online Plant Atlas

    • 11 February, 2009 -- 7:00PM, Atlanta, Georgia.
      Dinner meeting hosted by Nancy Lowe, nllowe@emory.edu, 404-272-4526

  • People's Online Plant Atlas

    • 24 January, 2009 -- 2:00PM at the Dunwoody Nature Center; 4:00PM nature walk.
      Hosted By Claire Hayes. See details.

  • The Goldenrod Challenge

    • 19 October, 2008 -- 2:00PM Sunday fieldtrip at Bird Habitat #7 and 5:00PM Pot Luck Dinner at Nature Garden, Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia -- Sponsored by GA coalition for No Child Left Inside
      • For pot luck, bring food to share with ten people, BYO drinks, plates, silver, napkins (non disposable items appreciated!!!)
      Contact Joe Carley (dl@discoverlife.org or 706-542-6676) Nancy Lowe (buddhasmicroscope@gmail.com or 404-272-4526) or John Pickering (pick@discoverlife.org or 706-542-1115) for details. All welcome. Bring camera.

    • 4 October, 2008 -- 10:00AM Saturday fieldtrip to State Botanical Garden, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
      Contact Joe Carley (dl@discoverlife.org or 706-542-6676) or John Pickering (pick@discoverlife.org or 706-542-1115) for details. All welcome. Bring camera.

    • 20 September, 2008 -- 10:00AM Saturday fieldtrip to State Botanical Garden, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
      Contact Joe Carley (dl@discoverlife.org or 706-542-6676) or John Pickering (pick@discoverlife.org or 706-542-1115) for details. All welcome. Bring camera.

  • Discover Life workshop -- A Gathering of Naturalists: ideas, field sampling, photography, and computers
    Elmira College, N.Y.
    9-12 August, 2008

  • Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) workshop
    University of Georgia, Athens
    2-5 June, 2008

  • Discover Life and help manage our National Parks via citizen science
    National Park Service, Regional Office, Omaha, Nebraska
    11-12 May, 2006

  • How to discover life and involve students and the public in the process
    Building on thoughts from a small retreat
    Athens, Georgia
    11-12 March, 2006

  • BioBlitz in Central Park
    Central Park, N.Y.
    Organized by Explorer's Club, Wilson's Life Project

  • How to study & monitor life on Earth
    Monday & Tuesday, February 21-22, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Organized by NBII, Smithsonian Institution, & Discover Life
  • Nature Days
    Starting May, 2002
  • "Bat Blitz" Bio-Quest
    Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
    Volunteers and the public will not be involved directly in this work, but will be invited to bat awareness education programs. Get in touch with Jackie Belwood, ohiobats@aol.com.
  • Fern Foray II
    Saturday, June 22
    Meeting place TBA
  • "Protista Pursuit" Bio-Quest
    Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30
    Sugarlands Training Room
    (This venture will survey not only protozoans and algae, but also other life forms collected along the way, such as tardigrades.)
  • Fern Foray III
    Saturday, July 13
    Meeting place TBA
  • "Snail Search" Bio-Quest
    Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21
    Sugarlands Training Room
  • Fern Foray IV
    Saturday, July 27
    Meeting place TBA
  • Bloomquist Biological Foray
    Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6
    Purchase Knob
    Contact Ken McFarlan at the University of Tennessee, 865-974-2256.
  • DLIA/ATBI Annual Conference
    Wednesday, December 4 - Saturday, December 7
    Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg, TN.
    Photo workshop Wed., general sessions Thurs. and Fri., and Board meeting Sat. am
  • Sunday, June 9 - Thursday, June 13
    A variety of activites centered around the June 10 - 11 "Lepidoptera Quest". Scientists please contact Dave Wagner, dwanger@unconnvm.uconn.edu, Brian Scholtens, scholtensb@cofc.edu, or Tom Rogers, trogers@rollinscorp.com , to participate in the collecting and sorting. There will be volunteer training on June 9 and programs for students and teachers on June 12 - 13.
  • Fern Foray I
    Saturday, June 8, 2002
    Meeting place TBA
    (The Fern Forays, coordinated by Dr. Patricia Cox at the University of Tennessee, involve trail hikes with sampling points to identify ferns. Pat provides at least one "real botanist" with each group of volunteers, so don't hesitate to join the fun.)
  • Volunteer Orientation II
    Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19
    Purchase Knob, NC
    Optional field/lab activities on Sunday
  • Volunteer Orientation I
    Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24
    Sugarlands Training Room
    Optional field/lab activities on Sunday.
  • "Millipede March" Bio-Quest
    Saturday evening, March 23
    Meet Sugarlands Training Room
  • Discover Life in America Strategic Meeting
    Friday, March 8- Saturday, March 9
    Agenda
  • Nature Days in Georgia
    Planning Meeting
    Date: February 2, 2002
    Time: 9:30 - 1:30pm
    Place: Ecology Conference Room (glass Room 117), Ecology Building,
    University of Georgia, Athens
    Overview
    Directions to Athens, to University of Georgia, to Institute of Ecology
    For more information, contact John Pickering.
  • All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Annual Meeting
    November 28 - December 1, 2001, Gatlinburg, TN.
    Overview & details
    Agenda & Photos
    E-mail Jeanie Hilten (jeanie@discoverlife.org) for more information.
  • Smart, Wired & Alive -- a planning conference to improve K-16 curricula and involve student and citizen scientists in discovery research to better understand and manage our planet
    October 28-30, 2001, Athens, GA
    Overview & agenda
    Registration & hotel information on-line registration & info about venue
  • Beetle Blitz
    June 28-July 1, 2001, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
    Click here for photos.
  • Discover Life in America, Board of Directors' meeting
    18 May, 2001, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
  • Benefit Concert
    May 2, 2001, Athens, Georgia
    Program includes Drivin' 'N Cryin', Caroline Aikin, Breathlanes & Calliope Fair See details.
  • Discoverlife Day
    April 16, 2001, Oconee National Forest, GA
    Clarke County high school students and others took photographs as part of an experiment to study fire and better manage the forest.
    Please link to here & here for details.
  • Volunteer Training Day -- All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
    10 March, 2001
    The event was held in the morning at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont with field sessions in the afternoon at Twin Creeks.
    Please see details and contact Jeanie if you would like to volunteer.
  • Forum on Science, Policy & Management of Fire in Eastern Forests
    29 January, 2001, Athens, GA
    Overview & details
  • Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) workshop
    1-4 February, 2001
    Click here for photos
  • Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
    19-20 December, 2000
  • Annual Meeting of Discover Life
    19-20 December, 2000
    Click here for tentative agenda or minutes.
  • CNN story - Moth, butterfly hunt in Smokies finds more than 700 species
    31 August, 2000
  • Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
    5 May, 2000
  • 8-10 December, 1999, Gatlinburg, TN
    General Evaluation & Planning Meeting of Discover Life in America
    Click here for minutes and TWIG reports.
    Click here for participants .
  • 10 December, 1999, Gatlinburg, TN
    Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
  • 11 December, 1999, Gatlinburg, TN, and possibly Athens, GA, in conjunction with the Entomology Collections Network.
    Taxonomy Meetings of Discover Life in America
  • 15 May, 1999
    Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
    Click here for agenda or minutes.
  • 24 April, 1999, 9:00 a.m., Twin Creeks Picnic Pavilion off Cherokee Orchard Rd.
    Volunteer Orientation Day of Discover Life in America
  • 8-10 April, 1999, Algal Nature Quest
    Contact Jody Flemming <jody@discoverlife.org>, or Rex Lowe <lowe@OPIE.BGSU.EDU> for more information.
  • 18 February, 1999, Conference Call
    Executive Committee conference call of Discover Life in America. See minutes.
  • 18 December, 1998, Knoxville, TN
    Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
    The meeting was hosted by Frank Harris, University of Tennessee. Click here for agenda, venue, directions, and background information and here for minutes.
  • 14-17 December, 1998, Gatlinburg, TN
    General Planning Meeting of Discover Life in America
    to design and coordinate the ATBI and our educational activities before our pilot field season starts in March, 1999. For more information see letter of invitation, agenda, participant list, group and project reports , travel & lodging, and weather in Gatlinburg. There will be an executive report placed on the web shortly.
  • 25 September, 1998, Knoxville, TN
    Executive Committee meeting of Discover Life in America's Board of Directors. The meeting was hosted by Frank Harris, University of Tennessee.
  • 24 July, 1998, Sevierville, TN,
    Executive Committee meeting of Discover Life in America's Board of Directors. The meeting will start at 10:00AM at the office of the Friends of GSMNP. See directions, agenda, and minutes.
  • 22 May, 1998, Cullowhee, NC
    Study Design Team -- First planning meeting
  • 22 May, 1998, Cullowhee, NC
    Board of Directors' Meeting of Discover Life in America
    Participants and minutes.
  • 21 April, Gatlinburg, TN
    Meeting and ceremony to start ATBI
  • 22-23 April, 1998. Reston, Virginia
    Database Planning Workshop
    Participants and report.
  • 17 February, Washington, DC
    Briefing of Federal Agencies and other Potential Partners
  • 12 February, Athens, Georgia
    "Athens-Clarke County, Discover Life in America"
    Organizational meeting to develop action plan
  • 3-4 February, GSMNP
    Business Planning Workshop
  • 28 January, Athens, Georgia
    "Athens-Clarke County, Discover Life in America"
    Organizational meeting to develop partnership between GSMNP and Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
  • 12-15 January, Area de Conservacion de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
    Draft White Paper, Develop links between ACG and GSMNP
  • 18-19 December, 1997, Gatlinburg, TN
    ATBI Planning Workshop
    GSMNP hosted a workshop to develop an action plan for Discover Life in America and the proposed ATBI. See the overview of the program that we envision, agenda, participant list, and travel & lodging.
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