ANROSP 2021 National Conference
The Role of Outreach and Service Programs"
September 28-30 (10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) each day)
Registration is LIVE for the 2021 ANROSP Conference September 28-30. This year, we will explore a new theme “Climate Change Education: The Role of Outreach and Service Programs.” Join your peers from across the country as we explore how outreach and service programs are integrating climate change education into their curriculum. The 2021 conference is hosted by the University of California’s California Naturalist Program which launched a new UC Climate Stewards certification course in 2019. Keynote speakers include Dr. Julian Reyes, National Coordinator of the USDA Climate Hubs network and Dr. Amy Lethbridge of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Please register by September 16, 2021 to receive the early bird discount.
Who Should Attend? This dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations who coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach. This conference is also ideal for those interested in networking with established program leaders and learning valuable tools to develop similar programming.
Cost: There will be a small registration fee of $50 per current member to join this year’s conference if you register by September 16. Non-ANROSP members pay $100 to register. The $100 non-member fee may be applied to a 2022 membership if approved. Please contact Blake Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) now to fill out a new member application. On September 17 all registration fees will go up by $50. All registrants will have access to participate in the full "live" online conference (12 hours, including 4 workshops)
Agenda: The conference will take place over 3 days (Sept 28-30) from 10 AM-2 PM Pacific Daylight Time with short breaks built into the agenda. Click here for a detailed participant agenda. All sessions will be conducted “live” online using Zoom video conferencing. All participants will need a computer with reliable internet connection and video/audio capacity. Member attendees are encouraged to participate in all sessions if possible. Here’s what to look forward to:
Conference Workshops: Interactive workshops are organized by the ANROSP Board of Directors and members with the goal to support member programs and ANROSP as a unifying organization. Workshops will include small group breakouts and interactive discussions. 2021 workshop topics include:
Annual ANROSP Member Meeting: At the annual member meeting you’ll receive reports from the Board of Directors and participate in Q&A and discussion with the membership. Non-members are also invited to attend, observe, and ask questions.
ANROSP Awards: Each year at our National Conference, ANROSP member programs are recognized with awards for program of the year, outstanding educational materials, outstanding volunteer project, outstanding program evaluation, and outstanding teamwork. Members are encouraged to nominate themselves, their program, group or volunteers for these national awards. Award recipients are announced at the conference and invited to deliver a brief presentation describing their achievements. Deadline extended to September 5th; to apply fill out this Google Form.
Networking: A valued highlight of ANROSP national conferences is the opportunity to meet new people and connect with colleagues and programs from around the country. At the start and end of each day, entertaining activities and prompts will help us get energized and engaged with each other in smaller breakout groups and individually.
State Climate Videos: Members are invited to submit a short video addressing the prompt, “How is climate change affecting your state and how is your program responding to those changes?” Videos will be pre-recorded, and shown “live” online during the conference, each followed by Q&A with the program representatives. The videos will occur throughout the program each day. Click here for more information on video deadlines and specs.
Conference Volunteers: There are a couple roles that we are looking for members to support:
Contact Greg Ira (email@example.com) if you are interested in volunteering or have an activity to share.
Seeking Sponsors: Please consider sponsoring the 2021 ANROSP National Conference. Our attendees include outdoor and environmental educators and volunteers from around the country. Support allows us to offer scholarships and travel awards to broaden member participation, build meaningful connections via virtual receptions and networking breaks, and provides opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the host state! We’ll demonstrate our appreciation by acknowledging your support on our conference website and outreach and program materials.
Please register by September 16, 2021. Contact Greg Ira (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have conference questions, or are interested in volunteering or sponsoring.
Detailed Conference Agenda (Click here to download a printable PDF)
Members are invited to submit a short (6 minutes max this year) video addressing the prompt, “How is climate change affecting your state and how is your program responding to those changes?” The deadline to submit a video is Thursday, September 16th, 2021. Videos must be pre-recorded and submitted in advance. Videos will be shown “live” online during the conference, followed by Q&A with the program representatives. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the conference.Submit a Climate Change Observations VIDEO!
Submitting Your Video
2020 ANROSP PROGRAM AWARDS
Click on the recipient's name to learn more about the 2020 award winners. Plan to nominate yourself or a colleague for a 2021 Award! Scroll down for nomination instructions.
Program of the Year Award:
Outstanding Educational Materials:
Click HERE for the 2021 Nomination Google Form and submit your nomination by Sept 5th