Connecting community members, researchers, resource managers and students
Information management and the facilitation of information exchange are core responsibilities and full-time obligations of field stations with long-term research, conservation and education commitments in a region. The Kino Bay Center Information Center (IC) connects community members, researchers, resource managers and students with each other and with information about the region. The functions of the IC are to organize, collect, document, design, display and distribute information in an engaging and widely accessible manner. The goal is to raise awareness of the work done at the Center and facilitate information exchange toward collaborative multicultural approaches addressing the complicated conservation issues facing the region.
Visual imagery has an important role in conservation action, communication, and education. Images can convey complex concepts in a succinct manner, and the utilization of visual tools and graphic design can improve understanding of complex issues and foster multicultural collaboration.
The Center maintains the following information resources:
- A library of a non-lending library of approximately 850 books focused on the ecology,
conservation and cultural diversity of the regional.
- A bibliographical database of over 1000 articles and resources of regional interest.
- A bibliographical database of articles publishing results of projects conducted through the Kino
- A map collection of topographical, geologic, geographic and political maps of the region.
- A collection of scientific posters on topics researched through the field station.
- A growing number of natural history and informational posters and displays.
- A weather station database.
- A database of research, education and conservation projects, institutions and researchers
supported through the field station.
- A photo database including 1000’s of categorized photos depicting the floral, faunal and
cultural diversity of the region as well as the educational, research and conservation activities
conducted through the field station.
- A website summarizing the activities and resources of the field station.
- A meta-database (in development) summarizing the data sets collected as a result of work done
through the field station
In addition to the physical information resources maintained by the field station, The Kino Bay Center
regularly hosts training workshops and regional conferences. These events serve to connect and
strengthen the interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and community-based nature of work done in the
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Co-director, Research and Conservation Program Coordinator
220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301
Kino Bay Center:
151 Calle Cádiz y Puerto Vallarta
Bahía de Kino, Sonora, México
ph: (+52) 662 242 00 24