Spokane 2012 Annual SRM Meeting
Students - Undergraduate Activities and Schedule

Undergraduate Student Activities

  • Student Conclave Business Meeting and Mixer, Sunday, January 29: All SRM student members are part of the Student Conclave and are invited to participate in Conclave Activities.
  • Student Chapter Display Contest: Student SRM Chapters display their exhibits on Monday and Tuesday. Awards will be presented for the best display at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Undergraduate Range Management Exam, Monday, January 30: Undergraduate teams will compete to test their knowledge and understanding of range management and ecology. The top 6 scoring individuals and top 5 scoring teams will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Undergraduate Extemp Speaking Contest, Monday afternoon: Undergraduates can compete in an extemporaneous public speaking contest. Each student will select one of three provided topics related to range management. They will have 2.5 hours to develop a 5-7 minute presentation on that topic. Students can use any resources available at the SRM meeting to develop their speech, including people, displays and presentations. Everyone is invited to attend these presentations.
  • Student Conclave Luncheon, Tuesday, January 31: All undergraduates are invited to attend and interact with fellow range management students, delegates from the High School Youth Forum, and senior members and leaders from the Society for Range Management. After the luncheon, the Student Conclave will hold a formal business meeting to elect 2012/2013 officers: President, Vice-President, Reporter and Secretary.
  • Rangeland Cup: This competition involves a team approach to problem solving. It promotes critical thinking and cooperative and collaborative work on topics relevant to rangeland science and management. Teams present their solutions during the Monday afternoon poster session. Everyone is invited to view the posters and discuss the projects with team members.
  • Plant ID Contest, Tuesday, January 31: This is a time-honored tradition of SRM. Students will test their skills by identifying plants from a list of 200 important range plants. Awards will be given to top teams and the top individuals. SRM members are encouraged to view the Plant ID Exam, displayed after the contest is complete, to test and renew their own plant ID skills.
  • Undergraduate Technical Paper Session, Wednesday morning, February 1: Undergraduate students give oral presentations on research projects or papers to the SRM membership. Everyone at the Annual Meeting is invited to attend the presentations.


Undergraduate Activities Schedule

Sunday, January 29
Plant ID Study Room (Open through Tuesday)
6:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Student Employment Workshop
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Student Conclave Business Meeting & Mixer
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
 
Monday, January 30
University Chapter Displays
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Trade Show
Range Management Exam
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Extemp Contest Prep Room
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Convention Center
Extemp Contest
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Convention Center
Rangeland Cup
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
Tapping the Top
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
 
Tuesday, January 31
University Chapter Displays
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Trade Show
Plant ID Contest
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Plant ID Grading
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Plant ID Coaches Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Student Conclave Lunch & Meeting
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Convention Center
 
Wednesday, February 1
University Chapter Displays
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Trade Show
Undergraduate Paper Session
Honor and Student Awards Ceremony
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Convention Center