2017 Graduate School Visit
ECOWEB scholar Brittany Hansey visited the University of North Dakota for a week in April 2017. She met with graduate students and faculty in the Wildlife graduate program, and visited research laboratories and field sites.
ECOWEB seminars held in 2016-2017 included topics ranging from moose in North Dakota to the biology of fish populations from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand’s South Island, and featured local and nationally-known speakers.
Dr. Jim Maskey of the University of Mary discussed his ongoing research project “Ecology of Moose in Northwestern ND”.
Blake McCann of the National Park Service presented “Elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park”.
University of Mary Career Services held a seminar titled “Career Conversations in Biology”, which featured biologists representing a number of different non-medical career specialties in biology.
ECOWEB seminars held in 2017-2018 included “Moose: Pioneers of the Prairie”, in which Dr. Jim Maskey of the University of Mary presented the results of his study on moose ecology in North Dakota, “Out of the Darkness: Shedding Light on North Dakota Bat Species”, in which Mandy Guinn of United Tribes Technical College presented the results of her research on bats in North Dakota, “Employment Opportunities in Non-profit Organizations” presented by Cayla Bendel of Pheasants Forever, and “Job opportunities in the ND State Park system” presented by park rangers.
ECOWEB Seminars held in 2018-2019 include the following.
Cami Dixon of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discussed managing prairies for wildlife.
Representatives from Ducks Unlimited discussed their research and conservation programs, and let students know about volunteer opportunities with the organization.
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ECOWEB scholars had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jim Maskey on a study of the ecology of moose in ND, and presented their findings at the ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting.
Scholars also had the opportunity to attend the Northern Plains Biological Symposium.
Citizen Science Projects and Volunteer Activities
ECOWEB scholars have been actively involved in Frog Watch, USA, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Merlin app project.
ECOWEB scholars assisted with Conservation Day at the Dakota Zoo, presenting activities to elementary school students that teach aspects of conservation.