Friday November 6, morning
Collaborative Science: How Collaborations Have Made Waves
WSN brings together a gathering of scientists to discuss research, learn new concepts, and network. Most of our attendees are academics, naturalists, governmental agency workers, and non-profit scientists. We hope to convey the message that we can produce more robust and useful science when we collaborate together and with those outside of academia. Examples of scientists that work outside of the traditional academic career paths are those that work with or are part of native tribes, non-profits, for-profits, and governmental agencies. In addition, we want to introduce graduate students to career paths and potential collaborations outside of academia and draw attention to research gaps that they can explore.