Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Registration Now Open For Keystone Coldwater Conference Feb. 28-29; Student Poster & Mentoring Program

Registration is now open for the PA Council of Trout Unlimited 14th Keystone Coldwater Conference on February 28-29 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College.  The theme of this year’s Conference is-- Resiliency In A Changing Environment.
The conference is an opportunity for grassroots conservation organizations, environmental professionals, college faculty, staff, and students to share ideas, concepts, and network in order to protect, conserve and restore Pennsylvania's coldwater resources.
-- West Branch Susquehanna River Recovery Benchmark Study 2.0
-- The Cascade Creek Restoration Story
-- Local Partnerships Strengthen a Statewide Mission
-- Connecting Youth to Cold, Clean Water with the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience
-- Recovery of Headwater Stream Biota (Brook Trout and Stream Insects) from Floods in North Central PA
-- Thinking Bigger: River Restoration for Landscape-Scale Benefits
-- Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Implementation & Resources
-- Technology BMPs to Enhance Students’ Understanding of Watersheds
-- The Spring Creek Water Resources Monitoring Project
-- Trout Habitat Improvement and Protection of Coldwater Streams in the Poconos
-- Hey You! How About Some Clean Water? : "Selling" Clean Streams to the Public in 5 Minutes or Less
-- Trout Unlimited STREAM Girls: Get Hooked!
-- Conservation Planning at the Watershed Scale Using a Portfolio Approach
-- Large Wood and Stream Restoration on the ANF: Logging our Accomplishments
-- “Our Pocono Waters” to Protect
-- Connecting the Dots with Trout in the Classroom (TIC)
Student Posters
College students currently participating in research that relates to the conservation, protection, or restoration of Pennsylvania's coldwater streams are invited to participate in a student poster session on February 28. 
Students should prepare a poster and a 3-5 minute presentation on their research. Posters will be judged by a technical team on the presentation and outline of the poster. 
The top three presentations will be announced during the conference on February 29. 
To participate please email your abstract to Rachel Kester-- by Friday, January 31. Students who wish to attend the conference will need to Click Here to register. There is a reduced rate of $40 for students.
Take a Student to Dinner Mentoring Program
Due to the success of the mentoring program in 2018, we are pleased to offer it again in 2020. Students who wish to participate will be paired with a mentor working in the field of coldwater research, conservation, or education, depending on the interests of the student. 
Students and their mentors will then head to dinner before the evening social on February 28 for some one-on-one mentoring time. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and explore career opportunities. 
Students wishing to participate in this unique opportunity should contact Rachel Kester--  by Friday, January 31, 2020. There is no cost to the student to participate.
To register or for more information, visit the 14th Keystone Coldwater Conference website.
PA Environment Digest is a proud sponsor of the Conference.
[Posted: January 8, 2020]  PA Environment Digest.

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