NWBIO Annual Conference
May 3-5, 2019

co-hosted by

Chemeketa Community College & Linfield College

Yamhill Valley Campus
288 NE Norton Ln
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
https://www.chemeketa.edu/locations/yamhill-valley-campus/


Linfield College
900 SE Baker St,
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
https://www.linfield.edu

 

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Registration


Registration is now closed.

Accommodations


Comfort Inn & Suites McMinnville
2520 SE Stratus Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 472-1700
4 blocks from the YVC Campus
King bed, suite or no suite: $112.50; 2 Queen beds: $116.10
Block rate and reservations are available until April 3, 2019
Guests are responsible for all charges


Best Western McMinnville:
2035 SW Hwy, OR-99W, McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 472-4900
2.8 miles from the YVC Campus
King bed: $89; 2 Queen beds: $99.99
Block rate and reservations are available until April 15, 2019
Guests are responsible for all charges


Parking

No parking permits will be required to park during NWBIO

Abstract Submissions

If you have any last-minute ideas for an abstract submission, contact Jessica Friel.




Conference Program

Here is the general program for this year's conference. 
You can also click here for a .pdf version.


 

 


 

 


Field Trips

# 1:  Crawford Beck Vineyard

The Crawford Beck vineyard field trip is designed to show how teachers of bioscience can incorporate agricultural sciences into their classroom.  A well-managed farm incorporates aspects of every science from geology, genetics, microbiology, geography, hydrology, meteorology, ecology, botany, plant physiology, physics, and chemistry. Focus will be put on soil studies, sustainability, and the microbiome, as well as numerous other fascinating topics.  This trip will be jam packed with information, whether we can do all of this in three hours in uncertain, but we do promise time enough for a wine tasting at the end! 
http://www.crawfordbeck.com/

 #2: Yamhill Watershed:Legacy Oak Prairie Habitat Restoration

From time immemorial, the Kalapuya people of the Willamette Valley used controlled fires to manage the local landscape, creating an idyllic expanse of nearly 1 million acres of open grassland prairies dotted by scatterings of majestic, umbrella-shaped Oregon white oak trees.  As these ecosystems now represent less than 1% of their historic range and the diversity of species that rely on these habitats are in peril, efforts to preserve and enhance remnant oak prairie habitats are more important than ever before.   Join us for a tour and hike of a local Oak Prairie habitat restoration site and learn about the tools that modern day natural resource practitioners use to preserve and restore the landscapes of the past. 
http://www.gywc.org/

 #3: Brewery Tour

McMinnville is famous for its great wine, but there is other fermented products to explore in town! On this tour you will learn about the process of beer making in two local breweries.  Cost of beer tasting paid by participant. There may be a 0.5 mile walk between the breweries. 

 

#4:  Self-guided tours:

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum: https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Downtown McMinnville: http://www.macdowntown.com/
And so much more!!  https://visitmcminnville.com/activities/



 

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If you'd like to support NWBIO and sponsor an event or be a vendor at our conference, please contact Jessica Friel.

The documents below will give you ideas of sponsorship options. 
2019 NWBIO sponsorship types/levels

2019 NWBIO sponsorship application/pledge

What is NWBIO?

NWBIO (Northwest Biology Instructor's Organization) began in 1966 as a way to facilitate dialogue between faculty of Washington State community colleges, universities, and private four-year colleges, on pedagogical and scientific problems in the field of biology. Originally called WACBT (Washington Association of College Biology Teachers), NWBIO now includes additional faculty from British Columbia, Oregon, and Northern Idaho.

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Annual Conference Locations and Hosts:

2018

Portland Community College

2017

University of Washington, Tacoma & Tacoma CC

2016

Lane CC and University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2015

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

2014

Bellevue Community College

2013

Pasco, Columbia Basin College

2012

Everett Community College

2011

Yakima Valley Community College

2010

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor College

2009

Astoria, Clatsop Community College

2008

Salem, Chemeketa Community College

2007

Pack Forest, Edmonds Community College

2006

Bainbridge Island, Bellevue Community College

2005

Gresham, Mt Hood Community College

2004

Tacoma, Tacoma Community College and University of Washington-Tacoma

2003

Yakima, Yakima Valley Community College

2002

Bremerton, Olympic College? and North Seattle Community College

2001

Vancouver, WA, Clark College

2000

Vancouver, B.C., Langara College and the University of British Columbia

1999

Eugene, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon

1998

Seattle, Seattle Central CC and Seattle Pacific University

1997

Everett, Everett CC and University of Washington

1996

Aberdeen, Grays Harbor CC

1995

Portland, Mt Hood CC and Portland CC

1994

Spokane Falls, Spokane Falls CC and Washington State University

1993

Camp Waskowitz, North Seattle CC and Bellevue CC

1992

Ellensburg, Yakima Valley CC and Central Washington University

1991

Camp Casey, Shoreline CC and Skagit Valley CC

1990

Cispus, Lower Columbia CC

1989

Cheney, Eastern Washington University

1988

Abbotsford, B.C., Fraser Valley College

1987

Pack Forest, Seattle University

1986

Everett, Everett CC

1985

Moses Lake, Big Bend CC

1984

Castlegar, B.C., Selkirk College

1983

Lake Wilderness, University of Washington

1982

Sunquist Lab, Skagit Valley CC

1981

Fort Wright, Spokane CC

1980

Gwinwood, The Evergreen State College

1979

Camp Casey, Seattle Pacific University

1978

Cispus, Centralia College and Central Washington University

1977

Battelle Northwest, Columbia Basin CC

1976

Camp David, Peninsula CC

1975

Camp Seymour, Tacoma CC

1974

Gonzaga Retreat House, Spokane Falls CC

1973

Pack Forest, Highline CC

1972

Roche Harbor, Bellevue CC

1971

Lake Quinalt,Grays Harbor CC

1970

Camp Field, Wenatchee Valley College

1969

Hidden Valley Ranch, Green River CC

1968

Everett, Everett CC

1967

Stehekin, Shoreline CC

1966

Rosario Beach, Shoreline CC and Everett CC