Members' Wetland Webinar Series

ASWM Member WebinarThe Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) holds a webinar each month for its members.  ASWM Member webinars cover a variety of topics encompassing wetland science, policy, program implementation, and legal issues. These webinars, including recordings for past webinars are available to ASWM members.  If you are not a member, you are invited to join ASWM. For information about membership, click here.

For more information about this webinar series, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.

Future Members' Webinar Schedule

ASWM Members webinars are generally held the fourth Wednesday of the month unless the date and time needs to be adjusted for when the presenter(s) is available.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

Karen L. McKee, Ph.D. Science Emeritus, U.S. Geological SurveyHow to Use Video to Communicate a Science Message

Presenter – Karen L. McKee, Ph.D, Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey 

This is a two-part webinar, with both sessions offered on January 28, 2015.  Please register for one or both of the webinar sessions below.  

Videography skills will become increasingly important for the scientist, resource manager, and consultant to keep pace with the rapid changes in communication technology and audience expectations for media-rich information. Have you wanted to use video to convey a science message but were reluctant to try because video making seems difficult, time-consuming, and expensive? This two-part webinar is designed to demystify the filmmaking process and introduce participants to science videography.  

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET    

Webinar Part 1: Demystifying the Science Filmmaking Process  

Part 1 of the webinar will cover the changing landscape of science communication, how to design an effective message, and how to plan a video project to deliver that message. This webinar provides an overview of the use of video as a communication tool and how to make key decisions about the structure of the video, the story you are telling, and how to prepare a storyboard and script.  The session provides a great springboard for the second part of the webinar, which covers the technical aspects of science video-making.  

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET 

Webinar Part 2: An Introduction to Science Videography  

Part 2 will cover the basics of shooting, editing, and publishing an effective and professional science video. I will talk about equipment and software and what I’ve found to be most useful to me in making videos about my research. I also will review some common mistakes to avoid during filming and do a walk-through of iMovie, a movie-editing application. Finally, I will talk about publishing options and how to get your videos online. For those participants interested in further instruction, there will be links provided throughout the webinar to free online tutorials that go into greater detail about these topics.  

Dr. Karen L. McKee is a USGS Scientist Emeritus (retired) with forty years of research experience as well as expertise in science videography. Her scientific work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and books. In addition, Dr. McKee has created and published over 80 videos, including eight peer-reviewed videos about coastal wetlands (USGS Multimedia Gallery). She has also authored an electronic guidebook called The Scientist Videographer (available in the iTunes Store). On her website, Dr. McKee additionally provides tips, reviews, and tutorials for professionals or students interested in adding videography to their communication toolbox. 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Part 1: Demystifying the Science Filmmaking Process 

There is no charge for current members. To register, click here.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Part 2: An Introduction to Science Videography 

There is no charge for current members. To register, click here.
If you would like to register for this and future ASWM Member Webinars 
and are not a current member, please click onJoin ASWM”. After 
receiving your membership payment you will be sent a confirmation 
email and you can return to this page to register. 

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If you would like to participate in the webinar but believe there is not enough 
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February 2015 - TBD 

Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, 2015 - ASWM State-Tribal-Federal Coordination Meeting at the National Conservation Training Center

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Findings from a 2014 Study of Massachusetts Wetland Replication Projects (Replication Measures, Success and an Interesting Finding About Vegetation)

Presenter – Lisa Rhodes, Massachusetts Wetland Program, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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