We are currently accepting requests for a spot at our next meeting, which will be held March 1-2, 2012 and hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.
As in previous years, we plan to use the time during the two days to work together to complete resources that have been in process or requested by constituents in the areas of Pest ID aids, treatment resources, best practices for prevention and data collection/visualization. Building on last year’s meeting we will also focus on strategic planning for our group as well as our relationships with overseas colleagues. We will have reports on papers presented at the 2011 Pest Odyssey meeting in London, new apps for IPM and more.
We want to stress that the purpose of the group is not to teach or review IPM, but to solve individual institutional challenges while developing resources for the museum community. You should expect to take an active role in generating resources and to leave with an assignment. For more information on the working group please see the About Us page on www.museumpests.net.
We are offering past participants first priority at attending before putting out a wider call on the PestList and other listservs. If you would like to attend, please contact IPM-WG Chair Rachael Perkins Arenstein at rachael at amartconservation dot com. Please put “IPM Working Group RSVP” in the subject line of the email as messages without this subject line will not be opened.