Get Involved

Are you interested in helping with WVBS 2018? 

Here are several ways you can get involved:

Donate! Donations can be made online during registration (starting around December 2017). Commemorative t-shirts and other exclusive swag are also available for purchase during online registration.

Check out the t-shirts and pint glasses from WVBS 2017!


If you would like to donate items to our raffle for WVBS 2018, please email Thank you so much for your support.

Raffle items have included, but are not limited to:
•  Tried and True Coffee Gift Certificate
•  Block 15 gift basket
•  Wolf Tree brewery shirts and hats
•  2Towns Ciderhouse gift basket
•  National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th edition
•  Bird-related artwork

Become a Sponsor! Local businesses can sponsor the symposium by visiting the online registration page. For more information, please email Jim Rivers at

Student Presenters Needed: High school, college, and graduate students can get involved by presenting a talk! A key goal of the symposium is to connect student researchers studying birds to the general public, to showcase ornithological research and to highlight career opportunities in the field of ornithology. Oral presentations should therefore be succinct and memorable, focusing on the ‘coolness’ factor of the research without getting bogged down in minute scientific details.

If you are interested in giving a presentation for WVBS 2018, please email for more information. Thank you!