SNEC AFS January 12, 2020 Workshops
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Student-Professional Mixer: Preparing for Successful Recruitment as an Early Career AFS Member
Both professional and student employees are encouraged to sign up for this networking mixer. This workshop is designed to connect current fisheries students with a diverse panel of professional mentors to socialize and exchange questions, advice, and insight on professional development or career paths. Professional attendees will represent universities, agencies, and other organizations, and will present students with an opportunity to engage and ask important questions. This is a multi-session style workshop where session topics are as follows: Open Discussion, Resume Development, and Interviewing.

Marine Botanical Seaweed Pressing Workshop

Seaweed pressing was a popular art form during the Victorian era when people summered on the coast. Seaweed was admired for its beauty and pressed into scrapbooks with other mementos like poetry, watercolors & anything that was a happy reminder of their experience.
The process: After collecting specimens, buckets of seaweed are loaded into containers of clean, salt water. Trays are set up to study the different species and speculate on collage combinations. Other materials are rag paper, blotter paper, towels, nylon cloth, cardboard and weights. Small tools, such as tweezers, scissors, toothpicks, soft bristle brushes, glue and razor blades are also used as needed.
Once the seaweed is positioned on the paper as desired, and the excess water removed, it is ready for pressing. The collage is transferred to fresh blotter paper with the nylon cloth placed on top to prevent sticking, then sandwiched into cardboard. The package is placed onto a flat surface and weighted down. The element of surprise is also a factor in this process and you won’t know what the end result will be until it is completely dry. The drying time is usually a couple of days to a week.
For more information about seaweed pressing, you can visit the Saltwater Studio website at

Introduction to Plotting Using R
9:00AM – 12:00PM
This course will introduce plotting some of the more basic figures and graphs using R. This course will cover how to create histograms, box plots, scatter plots, and tables. This course already assumes that you know how to enter and read data files. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Advanced Plotting Using Spatial Data in R
1:00PM – 4:00PM
This workshop will focus on advanced spatial plotting in R, predominantly using the ggplot2 and ggmap packages in the tidyverse. Topics covered will include basic plotting of spatial data, defining and changing spatial projections, plotting of ESRI shapefiles, plotting of raster layers, overlaying spatial layers, and the creation of animations of spatial data. Workshop participants should be proficient in R-Studio and have a working understanding of the tidyverse packages. Example topics will be illustrated using tagging data owned by the instructors and workshop participants will be provided example code and data in an R-Studio Cloud project workspace. For specific questions on topics to be covered please contact Jeff Kneebone ([email protected]) or Megan Winton ([email protected]).