Monthly Meetings

Until further notice, our WOS Monthly Meetings are being held online only. There will be no in-person meetings.

WOS Monthly Meeting November 1, 2021

Kim Adelson: “The Dinosaurs Who Lived With (Other) Dinosaurs” (Part 2: Dinosaurs Amongst Us) 

Monday, November 1, 2021 7:30 p.m. (PDT)
(Note: 7:15 p.m. GoToMeeting sign-in; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the GoToMeeting app.

This talk is a continuation of Kim’s presentation to WOS last February of “The Dinosaurs Amongst Us”. Kim promises you won’t get lost if you missed the first talk. (However, note that a recording of that talk is available on the WOS YouTube channel.)

The focus of this talk will be on the birds who lived during the age of dinosaurs. Although most people imagine that birds first appeared as the “classic” dinosaurs were dying off, this is not true. Birds – true birds, but significantly different from today’s species – first appeared about 160 million years ago and co-existed with non-avian dinosaurs for almost 100 million years. Kim will discuss the features that characterized the very first birds and talk about the three main types of birds that dominated the landscape in the latter half of the dinosaur era. She will also try to give us a sense of the diversity of early birds and the breadth of the ecological niches they filled. Finally, she will talk about which modern, extant orders of birds were alive back then, walking alongside other dinosaurs. You won’t want to miss this talk.

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PLEASE ALL: We would appreciate when you enter the meeting that you have your device muted and camera off.

Meeting Access Code: 289-792-493

You can also dial in using your phone (this would be audio only: the experience will be far less satisfying).

United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

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NOTE: When WOS has permission from the speaker, a recording of the WOS Monthly Meeting presentation can be found online a short time later on WOS’s YouTube Channel and will be retained there permanently.

As we have since the start of these challenging times, WOS invites all to join via GoToMeeting (GTM). If you are not a WOS member, please consider joining today at WOS membership.

WOS Meetings [when in-person meetings resume post-pandemic] are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June, at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 7:00 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.

Are you a WOS member who lives outside the Seattle area, or are you traveling? Live videoconferencing to our monthly meetings is a benefit to membership in WOS. You can attend these meetings remotely using GoToMeeting (GTM). At meeting time, using your computer, tablet or smartphone, simply follow the GTM link provided in the meeting announcement email (sent the week beforehand to WOS members).

It is necessary to download the GoToMeeting app once in order to join meetings. For those who may already have the GTM app installed, you will need that meeting’s Access Code (unique to each meeting), which is also included in the meeting announcement email.

You can also dial in using your phone (audio only: the experience will be far less satisfying).
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 (This number changes frequently so may not be current.)

Note: Another way to attend the meeting is to visit the GoToMeeting website, click on “Join” in small print in the upper right corner of the page, then enter the Meeting Access Code in the oval box and click on the Join button.

Using GoToMeeting as described above should be trouble free, but in case of problems, you may wish to consult the GoToMeeting User Help Guide. It is available either for Windows or for Mac. GoToMeeting does not provide a desktop app for users of the Linux operating system, but those users can join meetings by using a webapp through the browser. See more information on this method at this GoToMeeting web page.

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