GBM Thurs 25 March 2021

Please mark your calendars for our next General Body Meeting, being planned for 6 pm Thursday 25 March 2021. Click here for the registration link for the zoom meeting soon.  The topic will be on professional development tips to address concerns about lining up good summer jobs and internships, or getting into graduate school.  Our panel of e-board members will discuss leadership skills, documenting service and working for social change on your resume, networking and making connections, where to look find opportunities, an international perspective, and negotiating salaries and offers.  Please plan to join us!

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 to get the Zoom link to attend or to submit questions in advance.  If you need help, please contact Dr. Carola Haas, cahaas(at) 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.

Learn to give a great presentation at GBM 13 November

Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting!   Hope everyone had a great time!  Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills.  Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips.  Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)

Service Trip Sat. 28 Sep 2019

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Our MANRRS chapter will be participating in an Apple Ridge Farm Service Trip as part of VT Engage on Saturday, October 12th.   To participate, you must sign up through VT Engage on GobblerConnect.  Once you are logged in to your VT account, go to Gobbler Connect, look for VT Engage, and search on events for the Apple Ridge Farm 12 October service trip.  You’ll have to click through some earlier events, or just follow this link.  Once you are on the page, click the Register Today button and fill out the info so you’ll be signed up and ensured of a spot on the bus.  We look forward to seeing you there!

From VT Engage:
Join us for a Get on the Bus service trip with Apple Ridge Farm on SATURDAY, October 12th! Participants will be working in the Carver Community Garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.

All Get on the Bus trips are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Transportation will be provided by VT Engage from campus to the service site. We will depart campus at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email upon registering; if the trip is full, that will be indicated at the top of the registration form. If you still wish to register, you will be placed on the waitlist and contacted within 48 hours of the trip to confirm whether or not there is room for you on the trip.


Hike to Pandapas Pond 9/21/2019

Enjoy your surroundings by visiting this USDA Forest Service recreational area just outside of Blacksburg.  We should see plenty of wildlife and plants while visiting Pandapas Pond.  Please sign up on the Google list here, so we’ll know how many people to expect and how we can best arrange transportation.  Carpoolers will meet in the parking lot along side of Litton-Reaves Hall. Even if you plan to meet us at the pond, we’ll wait for you in the lower parking lot if we know you’re coming!  Bring some friends, bring comfortable shoes, and let’s get outside this Saturday! Click on the image below to enlarge.  If you want to share the link to the google sign up with a friend, copy and paste the text below: