NorthWest Algal Symposium 2010 First Notice
The 24th Northwest Algal Symposium (NWAS) will meet on the weekend of
April 16th-18th, 2010 at the Cornet Bay Environmental Learning Center on
Whidbey Island, Washington . The Cornet Bay Environmental Learning Center
is part of the Deception Pass State Park:
The Center is located on a small sheltered bay and was the site of the
CCC camp that built most of the park structures in the 1930's. The site
has a large dining hall, a recreational center (set up for talks), and 19
cabins each with 10 double bunks.
We also encourage the participation of the very large and active local
citizen science and beach stewardship group, the Island County
Beachwatchers. (http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/). The symposium
will include oral and poster presentations covering any aspect of macro or
microalgal research and this year we also particularly welcome talks on
seagrasses, bioenergy and citizen science. The symposium will provide an
excellent forum for the exchange of information and ideas in a relaxed and
informal setting; long term algal aficionados and novices alike are
encouraged to participate. Undergraduate and graduate students are, in
particular, most welcome! Awards will be presented for the best student
poster and best oral presentation.
Housing will be provided on site. Accommodations will be provided in
cabins,. Arrangements have also been made for group rates at local motels
in Oak Harbor. Housing is not included with the registration fee.
Meals will be provided from Friday evening through Sunday at noon. On
Saturday night, we will be having a catered banquet on site in the dining
hall. The banquet is included as part of the registration fee. A liquor
license has been obtained for the symposium. There will also be an auction
of phycological memorabilia to raise funds for student travel and
Students will be encouraged to apply for assistance for travel and
registration as well as several paying positions to help with registration
and audio visual equipment.
A field trip will take place in the Deception Pass area, a moderately to
highly exposed rocky intertidal with very high currents. This will be an
excellent opportunity for new and old to share knowledge and do a little
Invited speakers are to be announced.
Please spread the word- all are welcome. Future announcements will be
circulated by email and announced on ALGAE-L and the NWAS listserver.
Also, please join the Northwest Algal Symposium group on Facebook.
Registration & Abstracts will be due on the 1st of March.
For further information, please contact Tom Mumford
([log in to unmask]).
Write to Tom Mumford, 3647 Sunset Beach Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502-3537.