Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2022 Annual Meeting

Cultural Competency and Relevancy

Sponsored by: Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Led by: Sammy and Jessica Matsaw

Date and Time: Half day on March 1st; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Lunch: Is Included

Fee:$40

Description: In the sciences so much is lost in communication, when communicating is the heart of the work scientists do as managers and researchers in natural resources. The nuance in language is not lost in nomenclature, taxonomy, and so on; however, in everyday speaking with people from different ideas, backgrounds, and ways of knowing there is a lack of understanding. In this workshop we will enhance awareness of biases, communication skills, and the disparities between cultural knowledges. This workshop is not an be-all and end-all rather a starting point for ongoing self-work and labor to sustainably lift one’s own awareness evolving towards social and environmental justice.