Join our conversation with Dr. Mamie Parker

Please make sure to pre-register for this event here so you can get the zoom link.  Let us know if you have particular questions that you want Dr. Parker to address.  She will be introduced by 2020 VT alum Andrew Bartee, and joined by current VT MANRRS President Brooke Johnson in a conversation about dealing with discrimination in outdoor based STEM fields.  Please spread the word!

Please pre-register to attend the conversation with Dr. Mamie Parker

We are fortunate to have an opportunity to speak with a former regional director of the USFWS this month.  Please register at https://bit.ly/3mBArUD to get the Zoom link to attend or to submit questions in advance.  If you need help, please contact Dr. Carola Haas, cahaas(at) vt.edu for more information.  Click on the image to enlarge.  Please help us spread the word!

November Events

We’re working on getting fliers for publicity but wanted to give folks a heads up so you can mark your calendars!  We’ll be collaborating with the Wildlife Disease Association of Virginia Tech on an event November 2nd at 7 pm.

On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, we’ll be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker. Dr. Mamie Parker is the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  Prior to this position, she was the first African American to be appointed as FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.

Join us at Gobblerfest

Welcome back to everyone for the 2020-2021 academic year!  We look forward to engaging in new ways in these challenging times.  Please join our virtual booth from 4-6 pm at Gobblerfest today, Friday 4 Sept 2020!   Make sure you are logged on with your VT credentials to Gobblerconnect and search for organizations that you are interested in, including MANRRS!  We look forward to visiting with you there!

Check out this video if you’re having trouble navigating GobblerConnect today, or email TheSource@vt.edu.

 

 

Officer Nominations–Please Apply

We are recruiting officers for the 2020-2021 academic year.  With the semester having shifted to online only and with a number of our awesome current officers graduating next year, we are really hoping that a lot of new folks will step up and apply.  You don’t have to have had prior involvement with the organization just an interest in promoting achievement of diverse populations in natural and social sciences related to agriculture and natural resources!  Please fill out this survey if you are interested, and please spread the word to other students who might be!  See the Chapter Documents section to the right for more details on the different positions on our executive board.  Feel free to reach out to current officers, Angel, AJ, or Lindsay with questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!

March 25 Spin Class Social Event

CANCELLED.  NO MORE CAMPUS EVENTS. PLEASE STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE.  IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT, PLEASE DO NOT GATHER IN GROUPS AND STAY 6 FEET (2M) AWAY FROM OTHERS, AND WASH YOUR HANDS AS SOON AS YOU GET IN.  WE ALL HAVE TO ACT AS IF WE MIGHT BE CONTAGIOUS AND DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT OTHERS SO WE DON’T SPREAD THE VIRUS.   TOGETHER WE CAN DO AMAZING THINGS–LET’S HOPE OUR COMMUNITY CAN HELP TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.  ENJOY THE OUTDOORS ON THIS SPRING EQUINOX!

Hope everyone is enjoying spring break.  If campus re-opens after Spring Break, it’s unclear if group events will still be held, but at this point we’re continuing to plan our spring activities.  We have a spin class coming up.  Check out the flier below!

4 March 2020 GBM

In honor of Women’s Month, our general body meeting on Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6:45 pm in Squires Black Cultural Center will be an opportunity to network with a diversity of women in agriculture and natural resources.  Everyone is welcome!  This is a great opportunity to learn from others and to make connections.   If you RSVP at this link, that will help us make sure we have enough food and can accommodate dietary restrictions.  Please spread the word and bring a friend.

Also please like and share our facebook event,

https://www.facebook.com/events/497232677886070/