This year, GIS Day 2023 took place at the UConn Waterbury Campus, providing participants with a platform to share their ideas and findings. The event proved to be an opportunity for collaboration and networking within a multidisciplinary community. An oral presentation was conducted to share research findings and demonstrate the utilization of a 10m final map product. The presentation was centered around the theme, “Seeing the Unseen: Mapping Invasive Understory Plants in Connecticut Forests Using Multitemporal Satellite Imagery.”
In recognition of Latino Conservation Week, the Connecticut Science Center and UConn Extension Urban and Community Forestry Program have joined forces to provide a unique learning opportunity for teens and their families to discover potential job paths related to conservation and environmental science. Interactive, bilingual sessions will foster an enjoyable and meaningful experience for all generations, and local organizations will be present with fun activities and information.
Connecticut Land Conservation Conference (CLCC) is organized by Connecticut Land Conservation Council. CLCC 2023 provided a valuable opportunity for learning and networking among land conservation enthusiasts from diverse locations. The conference, which attracted over 500 attendees, facilitated knowledge exchange and collaboration. Dr. Witharana’s lab also played an active role by hosting a workshop on the topic of “Satellite Imagery Mapping of Invasive Understory Plants”.
The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) Conservation Ambassador Program offers high school students a fantastic opportunity to engage with the outdoors and become community innovator. This program includes a summer field experience at UConn, where students delve into environmental topics through fun, hands-on activities.
ConnecticutView presented its “Our Earth Revealed” Satellite Image Gallery Exhibit at the Connecticut GIS Day on November 18, 2021. The event was held at The University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, CT.