Starting this Saturday, February 18, and running through Sunday, February 26, our UW Local Committee of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) will be hosting the 2017 Canadian-American Regional Meeting (CARM). Organized entirely by our IFSA students, this international gathering will welcome around 40 students from universities across the United States and Canada to learn about sustainable forestry practices in Washington.
Throughout their visit, CARM attendees will enjoy a full slate of activities, from tours of the Washington Park Arboretum and Union Bay Natural Area, to an overnight field trip to Pack Forest and the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Wash. Other events include a Faculty Welcome Dinner and informal networking night on Wednesday, February 22, and one of IFSA’s annual Pecha Kucha nights on Thursday, February 23, at 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room, where students will give lightning talks on a variety environmental topics (with a potluck dinner afterward). Then, at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 24, IFSA is throwing the Forester’s Ball in the Forest Club Room. The cost is $10 at the door or $8 in advance, which includes two drinks (for those of age with ID), and other snacks and beverages will be provided (tickets can be purchased starting this Thursday, February 16, in Anderson 116 or 107B). For more information, check out the event page on Facebook, and you can email IFSA with any questions.
IFSA heartily invites all faculty, staff and students to attend all of these events. Hosting CARM is a huge undertaking—from housing the many out-of-state guests, to pulling together a full slate of activities throughout the week—and they are eager to show off the incredible programs and community we have here at SEFS. So take a look at the schedule for this week-long event, and we hope you’ll join in as many events as you can!