RegistrationThe conference will be hosted at the High Country Conference Center on the campus of Northern Arizona University.
Fossil Creek Restoration Project
Monday, September 9, 7:00 AM – ~4:00 PM
Cost: $30, includes box lunch and transportation (limited to 30 participants)Join us for a full-day excursion to Fossil Creek to learn more about the geology, ecology, and policy of this river oasis. The trip will conclude with a stop at Mother Road Brewery for some liquid refreshments.
Planning biological soil crust restoration projects in a changing climate
Monday, September 9, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM (limited to 25 participants)This workshop will introduce participants to emerging methods for integrating climate change impacts into biological soil crust restoration planning.
Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) as a model system in science education
Monday, September 9, 1:00–5:00 PM (limited to 30 participants)This workshop will provide the basic background information about biocrusts for science educators.
Message box workshop
Wednesday, September 11 - 10:15 AM–12:15 PM, 1899 BallroomThis workshop will help participants develop their science communication skills with hands-on practice and small group feedback from colleagues.
"Thinking story like a journalist" panel & pitch pit
Wednesday, September 11 - 3:15–5:00 PM, 1899 Ballroom
This fun event is designed as an informal and entertaining opportunity for scientists to interact with journalists and to practice their research communication skills in a supportive environment among peers. >> Journalist and COMPASS Bios