DAYS OF MEETING, MAY 22-25 (DURING BUSINESS HOURS ONLY):
Tour of the Smithsonian
Institution “Joseph F. Cullman Library of Natural History” (Rare Book Collection) (http://library.si.edu/libraries/cullman). FREE. Limited
participation: small groups on rollout basis to be TBD depending on interest. Please
sign-up immediately upon arrival at registration desk.
Come browse through old, rare books that you’ve seen in synonymies and taxonomic citations but perhaps have never been able to examine “in the flesh.” (Looking at a book online is just not the same.) The Smithsonian’s Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History welcomes you to an up-close-and-personal display of classic works on crustacea from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution: Gessner, Belon, Aldrovandi, Rumpf, Fabricius, Linnaeus, Herbst, Bosc, Latreille, Savigny, Risso, Cuvier, Milne-Edwards, Lucas, Dana, Chenu, and more will be out for you to explore. Aspects of the history of printing that affect your use of these texts will be addressed, particularly dating texts for taxonomic priority when published in parts/fascicles, and assessing the accuracy of hand-coloring for species identification.
For more details contact: Keith Crandall (email@example.com).
Ray & Lilly Manning Memorial Crustacean Bazaar
As has been popular at past TCS meetings a table will be available at the Renaissance Hotel for purchasing, or bidding via silent auction, for fun and collectable crustacean kitch, knick knacks or memorabilia. Past bazaars were primarily stocked with crustacean kitch from the outstanding collections of the late Ray and Lilly Manning, generously donated to TCS by their daughter, Marian Bragg. Some of this material is still remaining and will be at this table, but feel free to bring any crustacean memorabilia you are wishing to part with to add to this event. As in the past all proceeds from this bazaar go to TCS and will be used to fund student scholarships and travel grants.
Free Reprint Table
A table will be set up at the Renaissance Hotel to give away old reprints related to marine biology and carcinology. If you want to bring those redundant hard copy reprints you have laying around your lab or office to add to this table, please do so.
Weekend Birding Expeditions for Cross-over Carcinologists
Any of you diehard carcinologists who also dabble in bird watching might be interested to know that Chris Tudge is willing to run free bird watching tours to his favorite spots around the greater Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area on the weekend preceding and following the ICC 9 meeting. He has some spare binoculars and local bird guides to loan if you don't want to pack them. May is a prime time for many Neotropical migrants to pass through the Mid-Atlantic corridor and many local species will also abound. All trips will involve early starts (~6 am) and about 1 hour or less of car travel each way. I expect all trips to be concluded by 12 o'clock (noon). If you are interested in joining him (limited seats available) for these trips on the weekends, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23:
“Citizen Science – Crustacean Research for Everybody”. Citizens without formal science education have always contributed to the advancement of crustacean science. With the growth of citizen science efforts, new initiatives have been developed. In this talk an historical overview of citizen involvement in crustacean science will be provided based on specific examples. The principles of good citizen science practice will be highlighted. Opportunities to involve citizens in diverse research activities will be pointed out. Please join us for this special presentation by Dr. Martin Thiel, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. Venue: Meyer auditorium at the Freer & Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. FREE and open to all ICC9 participants. Time: TBD during regular programming schedule.
SATURDAY, MAY 26:
Field Trip to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Chesapeake Bay, Edgewater, Maryland (https://serc.si.edu/). Duration: 1 day [click here for summary information]. Limit participation: 46 persons, first come first served basis. Cost: US$35 payable at ICC9 online registration, price includes roundtrip transportation and box lunch of blue crab crabcake sandwich. For more details contact: Anson “Tuck” Hines (email@example.com) or Matthew Ogburn (OgburnM@si.edu).
Field trip to the Maryland coastal plain, site of famous Miocene fossils. Duration: 1 day. For cost and other arrangements contact organizers Rodney Feldmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Carrie Schweitzer (email@example.com). Please sign-up immediately upon arrival at registration desk. Limit participation: TBD by field trip organizers.
Tour of the USNM Crustacea collections at the National Museum of Natural History’s Museum Support Center, Maryland. Duration: 4 hours, morning [click here for general information about MSC]. FREE. Limit participation: 42 persons, first come first served basis. Please sign-up immediately upon arrival at registration desk. For more details contact: Rose Gulledge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Reed (email@example.com)