Workshop Audio Recordings

Below are links to audio recordings of selected talks. All files are in mp3 format. Please note that these files are very large.

Selected presentations in PDF format are linked on the workshop agenda.

Please see speaker biographies for more information about speakers and facilitators.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Focus: Purpose, Objectives, Outcomes, Indicators

9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Welcome [11.3 MB]
Paula Cullenberg
9:10 a.m.–9:55 a.m. Can You Send Me a Thermometer or Something? [32.5 MB]
Henry Huntington
9:55 a.m.–10:05 a.m. Introduction [7 MB] “Why involve communities in monitoring? Who benefits and how?”
Molly McCammon
10:20 a.m.–11:40 a.m.

Community-based monitoring: A collage of perspectives [77.9 MB]

  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
    Bruce Wright, Senior Scientist, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
  • Citizen Science: Promoting Successful Community-Education Partnerships
    Kathryn Kurtz, STEM Curriculum Coordinator for Anchorage School District
  • Michael Brubaker, Center for Climate and Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Combining Iñupiaq and Scientific Knowledge
    Cyrus Harris, Native Village of Kotzebue
  • Observing Alaska’s Coasts and Oceans—National Weather Service
    Aimee Devaris, Deputy Director, National Weather Service Alaska Region

Facilitated by Paula Cullenberg

11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

How do you measure success? [16.9 MB]
Discussion from prior research efforts to develop best practices, focusing on program purpose, objectives, and outcomes. Led by Marilyn Sigman

1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Tools of Measurements
Raphaela Stimmelmayr

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Designing for success: Stories from facilitation leaders about getting started and sustaining community-based monitoring programs
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Facilitated breakout groups: 4 groups each rotate through 2 guided work sessions

I: Designing a process for what to collect and how to collect it; data collection protocols for traditional knowledge; targeting, training, and enabling local monitors. Led by Mette Kaufman, Glenn Seaman, Carolina Behe, and Linda Shaw

II: Maintaining data consistency across time; funding, motivating, and providing incentives to participants; meeting expectations for quality control. Led by Aimee Devaris, Raphaela Stimmelmayr, Orson Smith, and Sue Mauger
4:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Summaries and highlights (designing and maintaining) [26.3 MB]
reported back to the group by discussion leaders

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Focus: Observations with a scientific, resource management, or policy purpose

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Adaptive Methods: Building Win-Win Partnerships with Arctic Indigenous Communities [27.9 MB]
Heidi McCann
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Defining and Evaluating Success: Citizen Science in the 21st Century [30.2 MB]
Julia Parrish
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Continuation of designing for success [59 MB]
Stories from facilitation leaders about using data and evaluating community-based monitoring programs
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Facilitated breakout groups: 4 groups each rotate through 2 guided work sessions

I: Troubleshooting and using observations. Led by Michael Brubaker, Damian Satterthwaite-Phillips, Michael Svoboda, and Brad Benter

II: Evaluating programs and meeting expectations. Led by Julia Parrish, Maryann Fidel, Katie Villano Spellman, and Beth Trowbridge
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summaries and highlights (observations and evaluating) [59.3 MB]
reported back to the group by discussion leaders, and time for discussion

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Community perspectives: Documenting change and effects to well-being [28.5 MB]
Maryann Fidel
3:30 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Closing remarks and next steps [6.3 MB]
Paula Cullenberg
3:40 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Community-based monitoring in the context of Arctic science and policy [11.2 MB]
Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission