Monthly Meetings

NOTE: WOS is excited to announce that the March 6 Monthly Meeting will be conducted as a hybrid event.

You may attend the meeting in either of two ways:

In-person at the UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture at 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Those who have previously attended know the large size of the meeting space. Ventilation will be enhanced and seating will be spaced. The proper wearing of facial masks when indoors will be required, as a protective measure for all of us. Those with COVID exposure or possibly COVID symptoms should not attend. The doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Via Zoom. If you would like to attend remotely, see attached instructions on participation and the Zoom link. Sign-in will begin at 7:15 pm. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

WOS Monthly Meeting March 6, 2023

George Divoky, “The Birdwatcher Who Saw the Future Looks Back on Half a Century of Arctic Change”

Divoky began studying Alaskan seabirds in 1970 and, somewhat serendipitously, began to document the story of a species that nests on Cooper Island off Barrow, Alaska: Mandt’s Black Guillemot. Mandt’s Black Guillemot is a circumpolar seabird whose Arctic populations are dependent on sea ice throughout the year. George’s annual research pilgrimages to Cooper Island have afforded the longest continuous study in existence of Arctic seabirds. His research on the Black Guillemots of Cooper Island and the impact of climate change on this population have been highlighted in cover stories in the New York Times magazine “George Divoky’s Planet,” and Audubon’s “Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?”

On Tues, March 7, George will deliver a parallel but different presentation at Town Hall. Come to one, come to both!

Zoom Details for Attending Remotely

At meeting time, clicking on the hyperlink below will bring participants using computers and laptops directly into the meeting (no pre-registration required, no waiting room) via Zoom on the web, or, if you have previously downloaded the Zoom application (also called “client”), using that.

Those who are new to Zoom: please read the section “Zoom Tips” below for more guidance.

Note that there currently is no Phone-In Only capability for audio-only participation.

Click here to join the meeting or paste this link into your browser:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84902068090?pwd=dk1nWFVFbURNK2JtbFQ3MCtBamdMQT09

Meeting ID: 849 0206 8090

Passcode: 178782

To keep this meeting secure, do not share this link, Meeting ID, passcode or mobile one-tap number publicly.

Meeting Guidelines

  • Please keep your microphone muted and your camera (video) off. You should see a red line through both icons.
  • Any questions you have during the meeting may be typed into the Chat box: we will pose them following each speakers’ presentation.

A Recording of the Presentation Will Be Available Later Online

Recordings of the WOS Monthly Meeting presentations can be found online a short time later on WOS’s YouTube Channel and will be retained there permanently. WOS members receive notification when new videos are posted.

Zoom Tips

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you can download Zoom from their Download Center. Otherwise, when you click a “join” link, you will be offered web-based participation or prompted to download and install Zoom.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, check out their “Getting Started” page at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Consider Joining WOS

If you are not a WOS member, please consider joining today at WOS membership.

WOS Meetings are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June.

Currently, all meetings are available remotely via Zoom. WOS sends members the Zoom link via email a week in advance, and the link is also provided on this web page before the meeting.

Selected meetings, which will be announced in advance, will also be held in person at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.

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