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Announcement from the EFI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group
We are hosting a 4 part virtual seminar series to foster conversations, actions, and making community connections that help promote diversity within ecological forecasting.
Session 4: March 25, 1pm US Eastern Time
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Register and find details HERE.
Applications open for 2 EFI-RCN hosted meetings in June 2021
EFI is hosting two virtual meetings under this year’s RCN theme of education. The first will be a one-day workshop on inclusive pedagogy on June 7, 2021, with specific aims to 1) raise awareness of best practices for creating educational tools using inclusive pedagogy principles, 2) discuss major hurdles for inclusive instruction in ecological forecasting, and 3) prioritize specific problems that EFI can help reduce through its Working Groups.

The second will be a two-day meeting on June 28-29, 2021 focused on building a community around creating educational resources related to ecological forecasting, and where possible, utilizing the NEON Ecological Forecast Challenge forecasts, to address gaps in the existing curriculum. We will specifically focus on ways members of the EFI community can incorporate the production of educational resources into the forecasts they inform, produce, or use already.
The EFI-NEON Research Coordination Network is an NSF-funded grant to create a community of practice that builds capacity for ecological forecasting by leveraging NEON data products. The first round of the NEON Ecological Forecast Challenge begins in 2021. The Challenge revolves around five theme areas that span aquatic and terrestrial systems, and population, community, and ecosystem processes across a broad range of ecoregions that uses data collected by NEON.
About: Mission Statement, Shared Values & Principles, Member Profiles and Forecasting Projects
Working Groups Organized Around Six Cross-Cutting Themes: Theory, Decision Science, Tools and Methods, Cyberinfrastructure, Education and Knowledge Transfer
Resources: Publications, Educational and Multimedia Resources, Videos
Workshops: Upcoming and Past Opportunities To Learn and Collaborate
Stay Connected: Our Listserv shares high-level announcements, our Blog highlights forecasting activities going on, you can follow us on Twitter @ecoforecast, or you can request to join our community of forecasters on Slack (send request to eco4cast.initiative@gmail.com)