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General · 27th March 2014
Emily Keller
DIEM Project Citizen Science Workshop
GPS & Community Mapping


Friday April 4 on Cortes Island
10 am - 12 pm Whaletown Commons; GPS Field Session
2 - 4 pm Linnaea Education Center; GPS Computer Tutorials
7 - 9 pm Linnaea Education Center; Community Mapping and the CMN

Saturday April 5 on Quadra Island
9 - 11 am Quadra Community Center; GPS Field & Computer Tutorials
11 - 12 am Quadra Community Center; Community Mapping & CMN

DIEM Project is delighted to host community mapping pioneers: Brad Mason, recently retired from Fisheries & Oceans Canada; and Don Chamberlain from Project Watershed in the Comox Valley.

Learn about BC’s Community Mapping Network (CMN) a collaboration of mapping and inventory specialists promoting informed planning for sustainable communities.

Brad and Don will also offer a basic GPS field course and GPS/computer tutorials. (DIEM Project is inviting Islanders to assist in collecting field observations for an inventory of species & ecological communities at risk in the Discovery Islands. We need you to be able to give us an accurate GPS waypoint when you happen on that red-legged frog or northern goshawk!)

Bring (if you can) your personal GPS, USB cable and laptop. (No problem to share if you don’t have equipment!) We will be using Garmin GPSMAP62, which will also be available on loan for future DIEM field observations.

Cost: Donation appreciated - for presenters’ travel expenses.

EVERYONE WELCOME! Contact Sabina 250-935-6467 or Lannie 250-285-2823 with any questions, and/or to confirm participation, and/or to arrange billeting at Cortes.

More info: www.diemproject.org