Connecting Community Events

Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 3:50 pm in the North Ballroom

Perspectives from COP25: Connecting Student Research & Sustainability Goals

Don’t call it climate change – call it climate emergency. Come listen to students from CSU’s delegation to COP 25 in Madrid, Spain share their perspectives on the recent international climate negotiations, and the connections between their research and the Sustainable Development Goals. We will also hear members of the wider Fort Collins community discuss local climate action and how they are tackling the climate crisis.


Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the North Ballroom

Join us for stimulating talks relevant to ecology, graduate school, and being human by CSU graduate students and faculty while enjoying your lunch.

What is an IGNITE talk?

Presenters prepare 20 slides which automatically advance every 15 second, resulting in a fast-paced 5-minute talk.  On Friday, faculty and students will present on subjects ranging from biodiversity, to navigating graduate school.

Workshop: Bringing the people to ecology and ecology to the people

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm in room 386.

There’s no system on Earth that hasn’t been impacted by humans, yet few studies consider humans and human decision-making systems as part of their research design or communication. Learn ways you can make your science more effective by considering the human context of your work.

Dr. Amanda Cravens and her colleague Dr. James Meldrum will lead a workshop on Friday about how to make ecology research more relevant to people and decision-makers. Bring your questions and experience to the conversation about ways that ecologists can inform community and policy decisions, and how to frame research in ways that resonate outside of Academia.