Well ladies and gents, we’re back from the ESRI Conference! Made some great contacts, made some new friends, and made some impressions on people that matter (we hope!). You can see us in the picture with our oh so fashionable matching shirts, available in the gift shop, if ever you’re so inclined to show your love for the WFCRC.
So we had a good time, at some delicious San Diego fried fish and chips, and generally acted like tourists. One great thing was the ESRI afterparty at Balboa Park. Not only did we get complimentary snacks and desserts (including fresh-made cotton candy), all attendees got access to Balboa Park’s Museums, including the Museum of Natural History and the Art Museum. We had a blast! A two headed kingsnake, water strider larvae, and a giant scarab statue were also among the attendees.
One of the organizations that we met was the Census of Marine Life. They have a comprehensive website of many different species. Our favourite section of their site is the video gallery http://www.coml.org/video-gallery , which is chock full of interesting and informative videos.
In other news, the WFCRC is moving on with our next funding phase! If you know of any asset-heavy individual or organization that would like to contribute to our cause, or would even like to solicit a presentation to learn more about our cause, please let us know!