We'd like to stay in touch all year long. The following are ongoing or upcoming ways for those interested in evaluation of environmental programs, projects, initiatives, and campaigns to stay involved.
November 2 - 5, 2011: AEA 2011 Conference: Anaheim, California
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST: Product Demonstration: Miradi Software: Tools, Guidance, and a Common Language for Evaluating Conservation Actions
June 23 - 24, 2011: Environmental Evaluator's Network (EEN) Forum in Washington, DC
Presenter: Nick Salafsky
Miradi - a Swahili word meaning "project" or "goal" - is a user-friendly program that allows nature conservation practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects to more effectively meet their conservation goals. The program guides users through a series of step-by-step interview wizards, based on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The software helps teams to prioritize threats, develop objectives and actions, and select monitoring indicators to assess the effectiveness of their strategies. Nick Salafsky, a member of the product development team, will introduce the software and its uses for evaluation. Note that this is a product demonstration, similar to what you would see via an exhibit at our annual conference. You can access a recording of the presentation: http://comm.eval.org/coffee_break_webinars/resources/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=1d5dcdeb-5b69-4513-9820-38c2adbe1e78 (log-in required)
This year's forum marks the sixth year of the EEN Forum. The call for proposals and more information about the convening will be available soon. In the meantime, for more information visit the Network's website athttp://www.environmentalevaluators.net/.
March 12, 2011: Psychological Contributions to Sustainability and Environmental Action
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the first Claremont Symposium on Applied
Social Psychology will bring an international cast of prominent
researchers on Environmental Psychology. Speakers: Tom Crompton, World
Wildlife Foundation; Janet Swim, Penn State University; Edward W.
Maibach, George Mason University; Susan Clayton, Wooster College; Linda
Steg, University of Groningen, the Netherlands; Florian Kaiser,
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany; Robert Gifford,
University of Victoria, Canada; and Amara Brook, Santa Clara University.
The symposium will take place at Claremont Graduate University in
Claremont, CA. For more information, please visit the symposium website
November 11, 2010: Field Trip during AEA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
The Environmental Program Evaluation TIG sponsored a field trip to tour the San Antonio River Improvements Project (SARIP), an impressive multi-agency river restoration project underway on the San Antonio River just south of downtown San Antonio.
The session included a site visit and walking tour of the Eagleland and Mission Reach portions of the river that were previously channelized for flood control. The current project is restoring a more natural channel morphology and native plants. The tour will be lead by a specialist from the San Antonio River Authority, and discussions will include the pre-project assessment, project goals, evaluation and monitoring plans. Additional topics will be the challenges of ecosystem restoration and conservation in the urban interface, and addressing recreation uses.
Pictures from the outing: