Evening Fireside Events

Evening Fireside Events

Join us each evening for small group conversations!

Events in development include:

  • Monday — Student-Professional Mixer – Students can hop around between breakout rooms to meet professionals representing many different interest themes within the field of wildlife biology.  Afterwards, GreenFire film screening and discussion. GreenFire is a must-watch (rite of passage) film for all who are interested in wildlife biology.  Join Land Ethics Leaders, Don Yasuda and Cynthia Perrine, after the film to discuss the importance of land ethics in these changing times.
  • Tuesday — Chapter Meetings – Meet the Western Section members who live and work near you.  Now is a great time to get involved!
  • Wednesday — Birds of a Feather Sessions – Informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs are a great place to meet other members of the community with similar interests.  
  • Thursday, February 4th, 7-9pm — “Wild” Trivia Game Night – As the 2021 virtual meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society winds down, join us on Thursday night for a challenging but fun event! Brought to you by a group of Quiz Bowl nerds, all meeting registrants are invited to join us for Trivia Night! We hope you’ll have a beverage of your choice nearby as you tackle challenging questions about wildlife ecology, taxonomy, policy and recent events along with some general wildlife trivia. MODEST prizes will be awarded to randomly selected entrants after specific questions (registered meeting attendees only).  We will use Zoom as our “platform.” If you’re not comfortable with that system, join us about 30 minutes early for a tutorial session. We dare you to “enter the room” for a challenge, and you just might leave with a prize! Rhys Evans will be your trivia host for the evening.  He’s Past President of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, and he currently chairs the “national” TWS Quiz Bowl subcommittee, where he and a team of co-conspirators challenge brave undergraduates, who demonstrate their knowledge of many aspects of wildlife management in public.  Rhys is a taxonomy dork who is fascinated by etymology and entomology, is excited by eponyms and tautonyms, and he’s largely responsible for including at least one Monty Python related question into every Quiz Bowl (you have been warned!).
  • Friday:  W.O.W. Film Screening — Deer 139 – Join us to watch the fan favorite of the TWS meeting! The Deer 139 film is an adventure and conservation film detailing the 85-mile-long migration path of a Wyoming mule deer doe and the University of Wyoming biologist who has studied her. Watch biologists hike, packraft, and ski the migration route of a GPS-collared mule deer in search of a deeper understanding about the connection these animals have to the landscapes where they live. Discussion follows! Let’s wrap up the week of learning, engagement, connections and FUN!
Photo by Susanne Marczak, from the 2020 Annual Meeting Wildlife Photo Slideshow