Today’s workshop Setting the scene Your ideas Emerging themes Developing proposals Sharing proposals @AESLTP #ESLTP
Setting the scene WHAT the plans is and WHY we are all doing this: Watch the introduction video http://vimeo.com/87967836
Your ideas What are your top ideas for strengthening ecosystem science in Australia over the next 20 years or longer?
Emerging themes What are the themes emerging from prior town halls and the survey? Watch the emerging themes video: http://vimeo.com/87967658
Developing proposals Find a theme that interests you Groups of no more than 5 people Your task – Clarify or refine the idea(s) or problem – Come up with concrete proposals, define outcome first – More than one proposal and individual proposals ok Notes and proposal details in Word template Key points for reporting in Powerpoint template At the end of breakout time: – Share key points with whole of group – opportunity for questions/clarification – Getting sense of agreement with proposals
Two templates First template: Word document to capture proposal details Second template: Powerpoint for key points to report
Title: Outcome: Actions needed: Who: Next steps: Template 2: key points for reporting
Title: Ecosystem Science Act Outcome: Legislation that obliges society to collect fundamental ecosystem information Actions needed: Mount the case that government (at all levels) and industry have an obligation to collect ecosystem science data in perpetuity. Who: Peak body of ecosystem science works with policy-makers Next steps: Awareness campaign of need for Act Example proposal 1:
Title: Re-connecting with ecosystems Outcome : Re-establish awareness of the social-ecological-systems that we are all embedded within (where does our food come from, where does our waste go?) Actions needed: Embrace complexity (teach complex systems science => resilience way of thinking) reinvigorate hands-on teaching/ practical skills in current generation/ generations to come Promoting citizen science initiatives (once education/ ownership established) to fill monitoring gaps (& provide 2-way feedback b/w scientists-citizens) Who: School level; community/ industry groups/ up-skilled scientists When: Now (before practical ecological knowledge/ skills of observation are lost!) Next steps: Engage with educators/ identify ecosystem science champions, eco-celebrity Example proposal 2:
Sense of agreement Not high priority / not useful Maybe / have some reservations High priority / useful
Submit proposals Submit your proposals (both Word and Powerpoint files) here: http://goo.gl/u0vuCj
What now? Proposals posted online and sent to working group for consideration as part of Plan Synthesis of future directions and compilation of plan in April/May. Followed by review and release mid-2014
What now? Please keep in touch, and spread the word www.ecosystemscienceplan.org.au Twitter: @AESLTP #ESLTP
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