A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: SC CSC Hosts Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) will host a Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop on June 15-20, 2014 in Norman, OK.
This professional development workshop will assemble a multidisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers conducting climate-related research across the South-Central U.S. The goals of the workshop are to:
(1) introduce participants to the goals, structure, and unique research-related challenges of the SC CSC and its place within the U.S. Department of the Interior and the larger CSC network, offering them insight into how their research fits into the broader research priority goals and its eventual applicability to end user needs across the region;
(2) provide an opportunity for participants to present their research to fellow peers;
(3) facilitate interdisciplinary interactions between participants within the SC CSC purview in an effort to foster collaboration opportunities; and
(4) generate a set of digitally recorded presentations on the SC CSC enterprise and a “how to” guide for conducting a similar workshop in the future.
A major benefit of this workshop will be the development of a cohort of early-career professionals who can continue networking through their research pathways and who can understand and eventually lead outcome-oriented, interdisciplinary research.