2021 Nature Mapping Community “Pic-luck”
Hosted annually by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation with the support of the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund, the Nature Mapping Jackson Hole Potluck has traditionally brought together Jackson Hole’s wildlife-friendly community of citizen scientists for an evening of food, conversation, education, and celebration.
After cancellation in 2020 due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual celebration is back for 2021! In honor of the potluck spirit, a 1st annual publication of a “Citizen Scientist Potluck Cookbook” will be available to all attendees this year.
On June 1, 2021, Jackson Hole’s citizen scientists are invited to a BYO picnic (“Pic-luck”) on the Center Lawn followed by a presentation of the short film, “ReConnecting Wild.” Filmmaker Jake Willers will join a small panel of wildlife-vehicle collision experts for a brief presentation after the film, then be available for Q&A. Attendees are welcome to join for the pic-luck, for the virtual event, or for both!
Additional interactive elements, both in lead-up and at the event, are still to be announced. Creative, engaging raffle items will be available with raffle tickets on sale soon!
A Call For Recipes
Since we aren’t able to host a potluck meal this year, we invite you to CONTRIBUTE A RECIPE that you might otherwise share in person. Your recipe contribution will be included in the 1st Annual Citizen Scientist Potluck Cookbook, and will help to keep the tradition of this fun event alive.
Please provide your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 24th, along with any notes or commentary that you would like for us to include along with it.
Thank you for your contributions to Nature Mapping Jackson Hole!
Thanks to the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund, Jake Willers, Amy Ramage, Hannah Specht and the entire Nature Mapping community for making the evening possible. Note: this year’s event will be outdoors!
Date & Time
- The BOY picnic portion of the event begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1st.
- The virtual screening of (Re)Connecting Wild and panel discussion will immediately follow the picnic and run from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Virtual Event Schedule
Welcome and Introduction – 5 minutes (starts at 6:30 pm)
Film Screening – 12 mins
(Re)Connecting Wild tells the remarkable story of the decade-long effort by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and its partners to improve human safety by re-connecting an historic mule deer migration that crosses over both US-93 and I-80 in rural Elko County, Nevada. By NineCaribou
Short 5-minute Presentations – 20 minutes
- Jake Willers – Filmmaker, NineCaribou Productions, LLC
2. Renee Seidler – ED, JHWF. Topic: history of community science and development of the annual Teton County Wildlife Vehicle Collision database
3. Amy Ramage, County Engineering – wildlife crossings master plan, SPET funding. Topic: current developments/ update on use of SPET funding.
4. Hannah Specht, PhD – University of Montana. Topic: introduction to PostDoc study involving the Wildlife Vehicle Collision database to evaluate wildlife use of two crossing structures installed by WYDOT in late 2019, on I89 just south of Jackson.
Q & A – virtual participants – 20 minutes
Thank you and Goodnight!
- Name raffle winners! (finishes at 7:30 pm)