I am not one given to attending meetings and lectures whether in-person or online, but I had no difficulty taking in every minute of the first three presentations & discussions in the Medway Community Forest Co-op webinar series. Below are links to archived youtube videos of the webinars to date and links provided by the presenters:
– The Why and How of Environmental Assessment of Forest Management on Public Land
with Peter Duinker June 16, 2020
– Forest Plants – Identification and Species of Interest to Forest Stewardship
with Alain Belliveau, June 23, 2020
& links: – Fern Key
– simple plant key, GoBotany
– A guidebook of species at risk
– A guidebook for Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora
Coming up are:
Tues June 30, 2020: Forestry Professional’s Series:
– Irregular Shelterwood Silviculture in the Acadian Forest – Overview and Application to Nova Scotia with Bob Seymour
Jul 1, 2020, from MCFC: “Here is the archived video
Bob also has his own youtube channel where he has posted a three part webinar series on irregular shelterwood management”
Tues July 7, 2020: Intro to the Forest Series:
– Backcountry for Beginners – The Safe and Sound Essentials with Jonathan Riley. Jul 8: View The archived video
Tues July 21, 2020: Intro to the Forest Series:
Edible and Medicinal Plants – Increasing our Interaction with Nature with Benna Keoghoe
July 29, 2020: Webinar archive
View MCFC Events Page for the latest schedule.
To register, contact Heba Jarrar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Typically the presentations are 40 minutes + 20 minutes for the presenters to answer questions posed by participants. The questions are posed by writing in a chat box; after the formal presentation, Heba Jarrar (the moderator) reads the questions and the presenter responds.
They use Webex as the delivery platform – it’s probably a good idea to sign up for it (it’s “free and quick”) beforehand – you only need to do it once if you are using the same device to participate subsequently.
I found it all pretty “seamless”. Heba requests that attendees turn off their video to reduce transmission clutter, but you can still see and hear all that goes on.