2020 Workshop: On-the-job Experimentation: How to Learn More from Your Daily Woods Work

forester collecting data for the BBMA herbicide monitoring case study

Update March 12: Following University of Minnesota guidance, due to concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, this in-person event is postponed until further notice.  

Every silviculture treatment is an experiment. But in complex systems like forests, it can be hard to know with confidence what factors drove the outcomes you observed. This uncertainty limits your ability to achieve, or avoid, those outcomes next time around. We'll review a few basic principles you can use on the job to confidently know why different treatments led to different outcomes. Ideas like formulating specific questions, using replication, including control treatments, and (very) basic structured analysis can accelerate learning and continuous improvement in your work. This is a half-day workshop format focused on developing a project plan, followed by optional online office hours and content review with the instructor as needed.

Date: Postponed until further notice. Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: Half-day workshop, 8:30am to noon.
Location: North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Cost: $50 SFEC members, $25 students, $95 others, prices increase by 10% after 5:00pm on March 11, 2020
CEUs: Continuing education credits will be available for this event. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Registration not available  

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact us at sfec@umn.edu.

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Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115