Science Policy Field Tour – May 8-10, 2022
 

  • Application and Selection: 23 P-IE Section Members will be selected to participate in the tour.
    • Applicants must be ESA and P-IE Section Members at the time of application submission.
    • Successful application submission will be confirmed upon receipt.
    • The organizing committee (Rebecca Schimdt-Jeffris, Dalton Ludwick, and Alix Whitener) will select candidates who represent diverse geographic and discipline sectors, and include both professionals and students. 
    • Applicants will be informed of selection in late March.
    • Please direct any questions regarding the application process or submission form to Dalton Ludwick (dalton.ludwick@ag.tamu.edu).

       
  • Registration Payment:
    • Upon notification of selection, P-IE member attendees will be provided instructions for payment of registration fees.
    • Registration and payment will be completed via a secured link with use of a credit card.
    • Registration cost is estimated to be approximately $190 per person.  
      • Registration will include all meals during the tour and tour bus transportation in Washington.
      • Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements, including cost of airfare and travel to the hotel for the start of the tour.
      • Registration fees are non-refundable unless your slot can be filled by another applicant.  If so, then your registration will be refunded in-full.  The selection committee will identify alternate applicants in case any selected individuals must withdraw after submission of the registration fee. 
      • Deadline for registration and payment of fees will be early April 2022.

         
  • Tour Overview: May 8–10, 2022
    • Sunday, May 8, 2022:  Fly into Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee, WA in time for a 4:00 PM Brainstorming Session at Pybus Public Market followed by a catered dinner. Pybus Public Market is a short walk from the Hilton Garden Inn Wenatchee and Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.
    • Monday, May 9, 2022:  Tour events in Wenatchee Valley agricultural region with a return to the hotels.
    • Tuesday, May 10, 2022:  Breakfast and tour feedback session at Walla Walla Point Park. Bus returns to hotels in Wenatchee, WA, in time for afternoon/evening airline departures. Bus will also return to the Holiday Inn & Suites and registrants will be provided information on making hotel accommodations for this night on their own to facilitate Wednesday morning airline departures.  
    • View the complete description of field tour activities.
    • All final local arrangements will be clearly outlined and defined at the time registration and payment is required.
    • This will be an intimate event with no more than 50 participants.
      • 32 policy stakeholders from agriculture/pollinator-related groups and 23 P-IE Section Members. All attendees will be required to remain together on the tour bus for the duration of the event. 

 

  • Accommodations: Hotels are available, reservations must be made by attendees
    • Coast Hotel
      • 201 N. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801
      • 509-662-1234
      • www.coasthotels.com
      • $144 per night, available May 8-11
      • Check in 3:00 pm, check out 12:00 pm
    • Hilton Garden Inn
      • 25 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee, WA 98801
      • 509-662-0600
      • www.hgiwenatchee.hgi.com
      • $169 per night, available May 8-10
      • Check in 3:00 pm, check out 11:00 am
      • Book by April 8 for group discounted rate
    • The group registration name for both hotels is "Entomological Society of America Plant-Insect Ecosystems"

 

Please direct any questions regarding local arrangements or general field tour questions to Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris (rebecca.schmidt@usda.gov) or Dalton Ludwick (dalton.ludwick@ag.tamu.edu).

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