Workshops

The CBC organizes and leads workshops on a range of conservation-related issues.

Most Recent Workshops:

Tahiti: Biocultural Indicators 

Participant discussion at the CBC's workshop on biocultural indicators in Tahiti, 2015

Participants in discussion at the CBC's workshop on biocultural indicators in Tahiti, 2015. © Jenny Newell


In October 2015, the CBC convened a workshop in Tahiti to document how people are using biocultural indicators across the Pacific, explore how indicators assist communication across audiences and encourage knowledge exchange across multiple groups. The workshop brought together a diverse set of perspectives including representatives from government, from cultural and environmental institutions, and from academia.

Participants presented case studies of biocultural indicator use, leading to a lively plenary discussion that highlighted the importance of biocultural indicators for the integrity and resilience of local communities. The workshop successfully brought to light specific instances of biocultural approaches and indicator use, identified new potential biocultural indicators for future use, and contributed to cross-cultural and pan-Pacific exchange of ideas and solutions to address critical issues facing communities today.

Previous Workshops:

2011 Public Participation in Scientific Research

2011 Public Participation in Scientific Research

Public participation in scientific research (PPSR) refers to initiatives in which the public is involved in one or more phases of scientific research – from defining questions to using results – and encompasses citizen science, participatory monitoring, community science, and a variety of other endeavors and approaches.

2001 Environmental Summit

2001 Environmental Summit

A meeting of members of New York's community-based environmental organizations, concerned individuals, and key New York State legislators.

2000 Freshwater Mussels and Snails

2000 Freshwater Mussels and Snails

A workshop on freshwater mussels and snails of the metropolitan area and New Jersey was held in September, 2000 at the American Museum and at two field sites near Port Jervis, NY.