The weekend will include field trips hosted by EEB faculty and researchers, evening speed talks by EEB students, researchers and faculty, student workshops, a station tour, social activities and other informal, fun events.
Weekend costs for food and lodging are as follows:
Grad students: $10
Partners, significant others and children are welcome. (Sorry, no dogs allowed at the BioStaton!) The cost for significant others and guests is the same as the sponsor’s cost, except that we are offering a family rate this year and children attend free. Also, incoming students and speed talk volunteers are invited to attend at NO CHARGE!
Vans will be available for transportation to UMBS and a sign-up sheet for rides will be posted on the EEB student lounge/mailroom door (Room 2060 Natural Sciences) by Thursday, August 31. There will most likely be an early van (mid-day) and at least one later van (after 5 p.m.) leaving from Natural Sciences. Carpooling is encouraged if you want to drive (directions).
If enough people are interested, we can arrange some activities for children and/or co-op childcare so that parents can participate fully in activities.
New activities have been added to the retreat this year to appeal to ALL members of EEB, regardless of whether you have attended previously. Participation in the retreat is a great way for members of the department to get to know each other, in a first-class facility and a beautiful setting.
The Retreat Committee hopes you will join us.
1) Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, flashlight, clothes for outdoor hiking and playing, extra shoes or boots and bathing suits (UMBS is on Douglas Lake).
2) Be sure to bring some warm clothing, as it is likely to be cooler than the Ann Arbor area.
3) Sign up for beds in cabins or in the dormitory will be available in the EEB office two weeks prior to the retreat, on a first come-first serve basis.
4) Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be served in the UMBS dining hall.
5) Participants will also be able to pack lunches during breakfast on Sunday morning for the trip back to Ann Arbor.