Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China

University of Wisconsin-Madison NSF IGERT China Program

Winter 2008 China-IGERT Winter Retreat

The Leopold Lodge (Black Earth, WI ~20 miles from campus)
January 17-18, 2008

The three-story Leopold Lodge is situated on a 38-acre site with skiing and hiking trails, so bring your skiing, snowshoeing and hiking gear!


January 17, Thursday

10:00-10:30 Welcome coffee
10:30-12:00 IGERT team-building activity (bring warm clothing)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Gathering household information - Dr. Leonelo Bautista
2:30-4:30 Free time for hiking/skiing
4:30-5:30 Conducting research in China 101 - Dr. A-Xing Zhu
6:00-7:30 Dinner and "Banquet Culture" session - Dr. A-Xing Zhu
Evening China Experiences 2007 - brief presentations by Cohort I

January 18, Friday

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Interdisciplinary project brainstorming session (large group)
10:00-11:00 Small group brainstorming session
11:00-12:00 Free time for hiking/skiing
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Ethics seminar - Dr. Rob Streiffer