NACCB 2018 Resources: Interactive Session Reports

Whether you were unable to attend NACCB 2018, wish to learn more about the fantastic interactive sessions, want to engage further with session organizers and attendees, or all of the above, this is your one-stop shop! Explore below the outcomes and upcoming opportunities generated from the inaugural interactive sessions hosted at this year’s congress.

Pioneers and NextGen’ers Integrating Conservation Social Science: Sharing Challenges and Solutions

Ashley Dayer, Kathleen Halvorsen

Check out the related Success Stories Map tool produced with NABCI

Want to get involved? Contact Ashley Dayer,

Facilitating Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice Through Collaboration with Faith-based Communities

David Ostergren, Goshen College, Temitope Borokini, University of Nevada, Reno, and Jame Schaefer, Marquette University.

Access/share Guidelines for Interacting with Faith-based Leaders and Communities 

Want to get involved? SCB members who are willing to prepare case studies for the symposium to be proposed for the upcoming ICCB should contact

Applying spatial methods to integrate social and ecological data to inform conservation practice

Stacy Lischka, Heidi Kretser, Kirsten Leong, Jessica Sushinsky, Meg Southee

Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Stacy Lischka,

Case studies for teaching and learning in conservation: what have we learned and where can we go

Ana Porzecanski, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Kimberley Landrigan, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Case studies are recognized as an important tool for conservation teaching and learning, illustrating the complexity of real conservation cases and conservation practice, promoting professional and process skills in students and highlighting the connections between science, policy, and practice. Several initiatives are focusing on developing and disseminating case studies specifically in the field of conservation and sustainability, such as the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, Michigan Sustainability Cases, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, and the Case Studies in the Environment journal. For more information, resources, and training opportunities, please visit:

Teaching beyond your discipline: Improving interdisciplinary conservation education and sharing best practices through faculty learning communities

Jessica Pratt, University of California, Irvine, Stephen Trombulak, Middlebury College

If you’d like to learn more about interdisciplinary conservation education and the activities of the SCBNA Education Committee, please reach out by email to committee chair Steve Trombulak ( or committee member Jessica Pratt (

Conservation Outreach in Urban Schools: A Facilitated Discussion

Arun Dayanandan (President) and Kristen Hirsh-Pearson (Ex-Situ Board Member) of the Montreal Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

If you have suggestions for the project, would like to get involved, or are just curious about what we are up to, please send us an email at

Defining and Empowering Affected Stakeholders in Environmental Commons Management: An Inquiry

Lisa Uffman-Kirsch, PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania-Faculty of Law and Centre for Marine Socioecology

Want to get involved? You can best reach session facilitator, Lisa Uffman-Kirsch, at

Restoring the Monarch Butterfly: NACCB Policy Resolution

Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity

Want to get involved with SCB North America’s Policy Committee (SNAP)? See the webpage for more information: