Program and Agenda

Special Conference Activities

Listed in chronological order.

Freshwater Illustrated Film

Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014   Time: 4:00:00 PM
Location: C 123 - 124

Organized By: Jeremy Monroe

Willamette Futures: Short film showcase The Willamette River runs through Oregon’s largest cities and richest farmlands, and right past the JASM meeting. The Willamette is a big river with typical big river problems. Channelization, passage barriers, sedimentation, flow modification, and poor water quality are all challenges to maintaining a river system that can support salmon and other species of concern…. but things are looking up. In addition to mandated water-conscious improvements in cities, industry, and forestry that have been seen across the U.S. in the last half century, Oregon has gone a step further in its commitment to watershed restoration. This short film showcase celebrates the watershed restoration movement in Willamette River basin - which recently earned the Thiess RiverPrize – and how it is turning science into stewardship and is slowly making the care of the Willamette River everyone’s business.

ASLO Membership Fair

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014   Time: 6:00:00 PM
Location: Portland Ballroom Section 251

Organized By: Adrienne Sponberg (sponberg@aslo.org)

Attendees are encouraged to meet with ASLO staff members, officers, etc. to learn more about the issues they care the most about including: Society Business (Operations, Governance, Finance), Publications (note this would cause the same issue as the business meeting would in terms of timing as not all editors would be there Monday night), Professional Development programs (Student, Early Career, Diversity), Public Affairs (Education, Policy and Outreach) and Strategic Planning.

Freshwater Illustrated Film

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014   Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: C 123 - 124

Organized By: Jeremy Monroe

Willamette Futures: Short film showcase The Willamette River runs through Oregon’s largest cities and richest farmlands, and right past the JASM meeting. The Willamette is a big river with typical big river problems. Channelization, passage barriers, sedimentation, flow modification, and poor water quality are all challenges to maintaining a river system that can support salmon and other species of concern…. but things are looking up. In addition to mandated water-conscious improvements in cities, industry, and forestry that have been seen across the U.S. in the last half century, Oregon has gone a step further in its commitment to watershed restoration. This short film showcase celebrates the watershed restoration movement in Willamette River basin - which recently earned the Thiess RiverPrize – and how it is turning science into stewardship and is slowly making the care of the Willamette River everyone’s business.

Taxonomy Fair 2014: Talk to the Experts!

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014   Time: 6:00:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall A1 B C

The Taxonomy Fair is a long-standing tradition at SFS meetings and we are delighted to be organizing this year’s joint taxonomy fair on behalf of all of the societies! It is an annual event where members can bring specimens to the meeting and interact with experts in various groups to get feedback and assistance in identifications. This year’s Fair will include experts in most of the freshwater invertebrate taxa (including Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera, Chironomidae, and Oligochaeta), algae (reds, greens, and browns, as well as a couple of diatomists), as well as specialists in kelp, lichen, wetland plants, mycology, and soil classification. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring specimens to the meetings and take advantage of this opportunity of having a distinguished group of taxonomists all in one room.

JASM 5k Fun Run

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014   Time: 6:15:00 PM
Location: Off-site

The JASM 5k Fun Run was held on Wednesday, May 21st, from 6:15pm to 8:00pm.

Results: http://www.hubertiming.com/results/2014JASM

This year's route is down and back along the west bank of the Willamette River using the Waterfront Park trail. The start and finish are across the Steel Bridge, walking distance from the Portland Convention Center, so your friends and colleagues can cheer you on. Look for the pedestrian walkway underneath the bridge. The start/finish-line is on the south side of the west-end of the Steel bridge. Runners must be pre-registered and should pick-up their race packet (with assigned bib and chip number) at the run table near the conference registration desk, Sunday 3:00 - 7:00pm or Monday and Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00am. If you are interested in helping with the run, we need volunteers to assist with water stations, setup, and cleanup. Please contact Shannon Claeson (sclaeson@fs.fed.us).

The Cascades to Coast GK-12 Student Poster Conference

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014   Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: Exhibit Hall

The Cascades to Coast GK-12 Graduate Program is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. The goal of the program is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships between Portland State University's School of the Environment and three Oregon school districts. The project will establish partnerships between Portland State University's School of the Environment (SOE) and three Oregon school districts toward the goals of enhancing middle, high school and graduate STEM education around the theme of environmental sustainability. The project will support fifty GK-12 doctoral Fellowships for advanced graduate students to work directly with teachers to engage over 1500 sixth through ninth grade students in inquiry and field studies designed to increase understanding of key concepts in the physical and biological sciences and environmental sustainability. The project's geographic breadth, from Oregon's Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, will provide an opportunity to create a learning community across diverse school districts and ecosystems. Project activities include a summer training institute, the development of a required yearlong graduate seminar "Public Communication, Education and Careers", teacher professional development workshops, and end-of-year student poster conference.

Aquatic Tour at the Portland Art Museum

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014   Time: 6:00:00 PM
Location: Off-site

Organized By: Linda Mann

On this tour participants will be invited to look slowly at works of art that relate to water, by using initial prompts to set up involvement in looking and to encourage conversation and dialogue, Docent Linda Mann will guide this "aquatic" tour through select areas of the Portland Art Museum's world class galleries of American, European, Native American, Northwest Regional and Contemporary art collections. Come have fun at the Portland Art Museum! Cost is $11 per person and includes a 45-minute guided tour followed by free time to explore the entire museum and gift shop. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the Portland Art Museum. The museum is located two blocks from the Max line.

Schedule subject to change.