Workshop Agenda

Presentations of selected talks are posted below. For audio versions of selected talks, please see workshop audio recordings.

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Focus: Purpose, Objectives, Outcomes, Indicators

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Welcome
Paula Cullenberg
9:10 a.m.–9:55 a.m. Can You Send Me a Thermometer or Something? [PDF; 868 KB]
Henry Huntington
9:55 a.m.–10:05 a.m. Why involve communities in monitoring? Who benefits and how?
Molly McCammon
10:05 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Coffee break
10:20 a.m.–11:40 a.m.

Community-based monitoring: A collage of perspectives

Facilitated by Paula Cullenberg

11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. How do you measure success? Discussion from prior research efforts to develop best practices, focusing on program purpose, objectives, and outcomes.
Marilyn Sigman
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Tools of Measurements [PDF; 639 KB]
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
4:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Coffee break

4:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Summaries and highlights reported back to the group by discussion leaders

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Adaptive Methods: Building Win-Win Partnerships with Arctic Indigenous Communities [PDF; 1.7 MB]
Heidi McCann

Also see About the Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring in a Changing Arctic

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Defining and Evaluating Success: Citizen Science in the 21st Century [PDF; 4.9 MB]
Julia Parrish
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Continuation of designing for success: 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
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch and time to explore expo of interactive technology and tools
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Summaries and highlights 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
Maryann Fidel, Margie Coopchiak, Verna Immingan, Lisa Jackson, Alice Kalmakoff, Regina Kava, Svetlana Petrosyan, and Marina Sheetova
3:30 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Closing remarks and next steps
Paula Cullenberg
3:40 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Community-based monitoring in the context of Arctic science and policy

  • Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Reggie Joule, Mayor, Northwest Arctic Borough [not able to attend]