Meghan & David Geeking Out on a Sidewalk in Chengdu, China
As an advisor for Meghan’s PhD panda project, it was an extreme delight to spend a few days with David touring the facilities here in Sichuan, China. David is an extremely knowledgeable scientist and quite the accomplished traveller given his ability to handle a 16 hr. time difference with little effort.
David works as a Conservation Program Scientist for the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. In order for him to make the trip to China, he had to endure 18 hours of flights covering 7000 miles. We sincerely appreciate him for taking the time to visit.
What a wonderful way to start off the new year: non-profit status and a camera system donation from videosurveillance.com.
Their team is based locally in Portland, OR and offers a wealth of expertise in the latest IP video and security technology with more than 50 years of video surveillance experience. Plus, they offer complimentary consulting and custom system design. Their video surveillance experts worked closely with us to determine the best solution for our research requirements (there were quite a few limitations with the panda pens) and were so helpful the whole way through. I can honestly say that Rob Cleminson, the sales manager, got back to us within two hours every time we had a question.
Through their support and donation we ended up getting higher quality cameras for our research than we could have afforded by ourselves on our limited budget. We went with Vivotek IP7330 IP Cameras and can’t wait to see how they work for us in China.
We’re even hoping to get the CCRCGP to approve live streaming during some of the introductions! Stay tuned!
Make sure to support videosurveillance.com if you need anything in the camera department and tell them that you heard about them through PDXWildlife!
Oregon Wild hosts some pretty cool hikes/outings throughout the year which are perfect for families to get out and enjoy nature. One that we have our eye on is coming up on Oct 22 from 08:15 am to 06:00 pm. It’s a moderate, 4 to 5 mile round trip, mushroom and plant identification hike into newly designated Wilderness (NOT the Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge) and the existing Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness Area–north east of Estacada.
Sign up for the hike here.(Sign up includes an evening instructional presentation with naturalist Wendell Wood on the evening of Tuesday, October 18th.)
Help Oregon Wild continue to provide high-quality, guided hikes into Oregon’s spectacular wildlands by making a small donation (suggested $5-$10 dollar). To join Oregon Wild please click here. You’ll probably come back with a couple of these guys to cook up!