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Information for In-person Participants

COVID-19 Policies

The organizers value attendee safety and are watching the evolving COVID-19 situation. Given the present situation, we are moving forward with the hybrid workshop plans (and we are excited to see folks). We will follow COVID-19 risk mitigation policies reflective of CDC, federal/local government, and sponsor-institutions’ health and safety policies at the time of the workshop.

As of May 2022, planned policies include:

  • Requesting face mask usage while indoors at the workshop facilities.
  • Requiring attention and respect towards others’ higher concerns/lower risk behaviors. Stickers will be provided to advertise one’s comfort level with respect to social distancing.
  • Requesting that anyone with signs of illness or a positive COVID-19 test (within 10 days of the workshop start date) attend remotely.


The Venues

The workshop will be held at the Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park, Osher Institute (220 Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706).

  • Parking passes, provided free of charge, are required at the venue. Contact Brian Jackson ([email protected]) to request a pass.
  • Meals are not provided, but 90-minute lunch periods are planned to allow adequate time to acquire lunch. Some local restaurants are available just across the street with many options approximately 1/2 mile west, along Broadway Ave.
  • Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the venue.
  • The nearest hotel to the workshop venue is the Holiday Inn Express Boise-University Area (475 W. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706). More accommodations are available around Boise State University or downtown Boise. No room block has been arranged.
  • The nearest airport is Boise Airport (BOI: 3201 W. Airport Way #1000, Boise, ID 83705). Information about this airport can be found at https://www.iflyboise.com/. Transportation from the airport via taxi, Uber, or Lyft is available.
  • Visitor information about Boise can be found at https://www.boise.org/plan-your-visit/ and https://www.cityofboise.org/visitors/tourism/.


The field trip will be at Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park. No special vehicles are required to access the park. Our field site is a dune approximately 100 meters’ walk from a parking lot via a flat gravel trail (see image below and https://goo.gl/maps/zC6NmiXAEKSV18XDA).

  • Transportation will be organized via carpools.
  • Field Guide (including instrument demo information and geology information) can be downloaded from here.
  • Nearby covered tables will be available for lunch, rest, and discussions.
  • Restrooms are also available adjacent to the parking lot.
  • Participants should wear clothing appropriate for a warm day in the desert, including closed-toe shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and layered clothing. Refillable water bottles are also recommended.
  • Boxed lunches will be provided (and a survey for food restrictions will be sent to all in-person registrants in the first week of June).
  • Additional logistics information and carpooling coordination will be provided on Tuesday during the workshop.
  • To request additional accessibility accommodations or to ask for more information, please contact the conveners at [email protected].
Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).