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June 5, 2017

SAV SYN One Last Time

We recently gathered the submerged aquatic vegetation synthesis team (SAV SYN) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Annapolis office. This fourth and final working group meeting was convened to make progress on our two remaining publications, using Structural Equation Modeling (led by Jon Lefcheck) and seagrass trait analysis (led by Chris Patrick). […]

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April 18, 2017

Creating quality spaces of scientific synthesis

We recently held an open house in our new University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Annapolis Office. We had our guests locate their favorite location on a map of the Chesapeake region, and write three words to describe Chesapeake Bay. We then created a word cloud based on these results. Many of the seventy five people […]

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March 9, 2012

Innovations in Environmental Synthesis, Reporting and Governance: Part 4 – The Annapolis Synthesis Center

In the middle of the National Environmental Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) seagrass project, we created the Annapolis Synthesis Center. Annapolis is much like Santa Barbara, it’s a cute town that you can walk around in, fly in without getting in a car, and it’s the capital of Maryland as well as home […]

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June 29, 2010

Annapolis walking tour

Following a science communication training session with the Research Experience for Undergraduate program at the Chesapeake Bay Program, we took a brief walking tour of historic downtown Annapolis. We stopped at the Alex Haley monument, U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland State House, Thurgood Marshall statue, and pointed out the Banneker-Douglass Museum. We crossed the bridge from […]

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June 3, 2010

Students learn about Oyster Aquaculture through Documentary Production

This year, Horn Point Laboratory was the host for a High School Science Symposium that has been taking place for several years at the culmination of the Talbot County Public School high school science curriculum. Students must complete a scientific research project that is either experimental or research based, under the tutelage of a professional […]

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December 22, 2009

Annapolis Synthesis Center gets a facelift

The IAN and Eco-Check crew pulled out out their brushes and rollers and gave the Annapolis Synthesis Center a once-over and some TLC. Light beige tones and warm brown accents give the ASC a whole new look for a new year. Kudos to Ken Barton for organizing the effort, to Chris Conner, Connie Musgrove and […]

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