[PAST EVENT] Lunch Conversation: Conservation GIS and the Dangermond Fellowship
LocationSwem Library, Center for Geospatial Analysis (Room 213)
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Free food
- Open to the public
Join us on February 14th, for lunch with Ryan Hobbs, Enterprise GIS Support Specialist for Audubon. Ryan will share his experiences working in conservation GIS as well as information about the Dangermond Fellowship, a yearlong program that trains fellows for leadership roles in conservation science, public policy, and digital mapping careers. Come grab a bite to eat, chat about conservation, and ask questions about the Fellowship, which is currently accepting applications for 2020-2021.
As the Enterprise GIS Support Specialist for Audubon, Ryan Hobbs leads the Enterprise GIS team and applies an interdisciplinary approach to manage and support priority projects, initiatives, and staff across the National Audubon Society and its network. He supports Audubon's greater conservation initiatives and programs through the creation and maintenance of GIS products and services, which have been instrumental in projects like Climate Watch, the Christmas Bird Count, and the Sagebrush Songbird Survey, the latter of which won the Esri President's Award. Ryan, who started with Audubon as a Dangermond Fellow, now oversees this prestigious GIS fellowship, and partners with Esri to develop and strengthen the use of GIS throughout Audubon.
Prior to joining Audubon, Ryan worked as an elementary school teacher for gifted students and spent summers directing a science camp. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-8) with a focus on middle school science from Central Washington University, and a Master's of Environmental Science from Evergreen State College.Lunch will be served from 11:30 – 12:30pm in the Center for Geospatial Analysis (Swem 213).
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