• October 20, 2020 1:38 PM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    Each year at the ANROSP National Conference, member programs are recognized with awards for outstanding programs, educational materials, volunteer projects, program evaluations, and/or outstanding teamwork. We are pleased to announce our award winners for 2020:


    Outstanding Educational Materials: Nature Stewards Program, Victoria, Australia


    Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a 2021 Award! Nomination instructions can be found on the ANROSP website; the deadline is each August.

  • August 29, 2020 11:03 AM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    VIDEO PRESENTATIONS: If you missed the chance to submit your abstract for a full-length scenic overlook video, we are now accepting LATE abstracts for a “quick stop" scenic overlook videos (2-3 min) on a space available basis. Please submit your abstract ASAP, to be considered (details on conference page). No abstracts will be accepted after September 7th.


  • August 29, 2020 10:59 AM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    ANROSP AWARDS: Due to low # of nominations, the deadline has been extended to Thursday, Sept 3rd, 2020 – submit your self-nominations to be considered (details on conference page)

    Any questions, concerns, comments please share them with Shelly Johnson, ANROSP Vice President and Conference Chair, Shelly.Johnson@ufl.edu


  • August 29, 2020 10:54 AM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    REGISTER NOW: There will be a small registration “toll” of only $45 to join this year’s conference. Registrants will have access to participate in the full "live" online conference (12 hours, including 4 workshops). The live conference will only be accessible to current ANROSP members (individuals must be linked to a current member bundle). Nonmembers can register for access to a recorded version of the conference. Registration DEADLINE extended to September 9th.

    Visit conference information page to register and view agenda road map, updated itinerary, video abstract submissions, award nominations, and other conference details.

    https://anrosp.wildapricot.org/event-3956425

  • August 10, 2020 2:09 PM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)
    Call for “Scenic Overlook” VIDEOS

    ANROSP member programs are encouraged to create a “scenic overlook” video highlighting the ecosystems you help conserve and showcasing your program’s accomplishments. 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 will be an excellent opportunity to share your program accomplishments and participate in the conference. This is a great time to enlist your most creative volunteers and charismatic instructors!

    Goals of the video

    • We encourage you to create a FUN, INTERESTING, and EDUCATIONAL video! Show us some interesting ecosystems, plants, animals, geologic, or historical features in your region. What would other “naturalists” across the country want to learn about at your location? When your nature-loving friends came to visit, where would you take them?
    • Be CREATIVE and RESOURCEFUL; recruit some charismatic and energetic “hosts” to guide us on a tour. Keep it natural - outdoor, interactive, unscripted, and live-action videos are preferred; narrated PowerPoint slides can be utilized strategically, and it is OK to clip together a “slide-show” of high-quality photo images, or multiple videos from different volunteers around your state.
    • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS should be included throughout the video; for example, what are the goals of your program, how does it operates (e.g., volunteers, chapters, training partners), when did it start, what are some successful accomplishments, some highlights that other ANROSP member programs might find interesting?
    • NOTE: It is absolutely OK to use some existing video clips, but this should not be solely an existing ‘promo' or 'recruitment' video for your program; remember the audience (other ANROSP programs).

    Guidelines

    • 1 video submission per ANROSP member program; all programs are encouraged to submit (it would be wonderful to see each state's most unique “habitats”).
    • 5-15 minutes per video (short is OK!)
    • Q&A will take place live online during the conference (3-5 minutes). At least 1 representative from the program should plan to be in a “attendance” during the Scenic Overlook session in which the video will be shown.
    • Can’t attend the conference? Your program is still invited to submit a video!
    • Submit a Video "ABSTRACT" -extended- by August 24th (required; we need to know you plan to create a video so we can finalize the conference agenda).  Submitters will be notified of approved amount of time for their video no later than August 25th.

    Creating Your Video

    • Please use one of the following digital video formats: MP4, MOV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, MPEG PS, FLV, 3GPP and WebM (videos will be uploaded to YouTube after submission).
    • Please limit your video to 15 minutes and 100MB or less.
    • If using music, please use public domain music, as to not infringe on anyone’s copyrights, or get permission from the artist and note that at the end of your video (if using your own original music, please share that info either at the end or the beginning of your workshop video).
    • Clearly introduce your program at the beginning of the video.
    • Review your video before submitting it. Check the audio to make sure there isn’t a “windy” microphone and the speakers can be heard. Also, make sure the image is clear without sun glare, excessive shadows, or shaky hands.
    • Remember the purpose is to provide professional learning for a diverse group. Please be inclusive in your language. Please be mindful of what may be in the background of your video as well and make sure you are presenting ANROSP, yourself, your program, and your community in a positive light.

    Submitting Your Video

    • Please title your video file using the full name of your program (no acronyms).
    • All programs which complete the “Intent to Submit” above will be provided with a link to submit their video online.
    • Deadline for submission is September 13th, 2020, earlier submissions are encouraged.
    • If >1 video is submitted per program, it will be considered on a space-available basis (extra videos may be made available to conference participants to view outside of the designated agenda).
    • By submitting your video, you are giving ANROSP permission to use it for this conference as well as use in the future for the needs of the organization. ANROSP reserves the right to not use submitted videos if they do not align with our organization’s mission.

    Please use the above as a guide when creating your scenic overlook video. If you have any questions and if you have any tips to share please feel free to contact Shelly.Johnson@ufl.edu

    Visit the conference page for details

  • August 10, 2020 1:53 PM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    Join us on our "Virtual Roadtrip". We'll caravan to several main attractions to discuss current events and how ANROSP programs can best support each other. During our journey we'll be visiting scenic overlooks to view the beautiful landscapes conserved by our member programs and enjoy some fun car games to network and engage with each other.

    The conference will take place over 3 days (Sept 22-24) with 4 hours each day (1pm-5pm Eastern Daylight Time).  We will take the journey together “live” online using video conference technology (e.g., Zoom); all participants will need a computer with reliable internet connection and video/audio capacity.  Each day will contain 3 sessions.  Member attendees are encouraged to participate in all sessions if possible; but there will be an option to register for individual sessions as well.  A detailed agenda will be posted soon; here’s what to look forward to:

    ·        Roadtrip Rendezvous – Let’s warm up our engines as we come together for the annual member meeting, including reports from the board of directors and Q&A from members.  The Rendezvous will include a keynote and presentation of our annual awards.

    ·        Main Attractions – These interactive workshops are being organized by the ANROSP Board of Directors with the goal to support member programs and ANROSP as a unifying organization. Workshops are only open to current ANROSP members.  Topics include: 1) Assessing the needs of ANROSP member programs, 2) Diversity and inclusion in natural resource and stewardship programs, 3) Opportunity for multi-state collaborations, and 4) Adapting to new delivery techniques.

    ·        Scenic Overlooks – We’ll pull over to take in the sights at different locations around the country as we watch videos submitted by member programs highlighting the ecosystems they help conserve and showcasing their program’s accomplishments.  Videos will be pre-recorded, and shown “live” online during the conference, followed by Q&A with the program representatives.  Scenic overlooks sessions will occur throughout each day.

    ·        Networking – A valued highlight of ANROSP national conferences is the opportunity to network with colleagues.  The start and end of each day will include some fun “car games” to help us get energized and engaged with each other. We will also plan small group breakouts and interactive discussions during the workshops.

    There will be a small registration “toll” to join this year’s conference, allowing members to attend the full conference (12 hours and 4 workshops).  Registration details will be announced soon -please mark your calendar. Registration open August 25th.

    Visit the conference page for details




  • August 07, 2020 3:02 PM | Bindu Bhakta

    Each year at our National Conference, ANROSP member programs are recognized with awards for program, educational materials, volunteer project, program evaluation, and outstanding teamwork.  Members are encouraged to nominate themselves, their program, group or volunteers for these annual awards. Award applications are due August 31st. The winners will be announced at the conference and invited to deliver a brief presentation describing their achievements. More information and submission instructions can be found on the conference website.

    There are 5 ANROSP Award categories.

    Program of the Year- last 12 months of the program's history considered.

    Outstanding Educational Materials- evaluated on: content, editing, graphics/soundtrack, Design

    Outstanding Volunteer Project- Natural resources management, education, research, partners, and sustainability

    Outstanding Program Evaluation- Documentation, Yearly comparisons, Evaluations for all aspects of program, Evaluation results, Repeatability

    Outstanding Team- Leadership, Dedication, Creativity, Synergy, Evaluation, Performance, Other factors

    Awards are given to member programs. Please nominate today. 

    Visit: https://anrosp.wildapricot.org/National-Conference (scroll to bottom of page)

    Deadline to submit award applications: August 31, 2020

  • May 18, 2020 1:42 PM | Shelly Johnson (Administrator)

    The 2020 National Conference will still occur on September 22-24th. 

    In lieu of gathering together in person this fall, the ANROSP Board of Directors and 2020 Conference Committee are now considering alternative options. We are still dedicated to providing an exciting, fun, and worthwhile experience for our annual conference.

    Check back for details and stay tuned for updates!

    Contact ANROSP Vice President and Conference Chair, Dr. Shelly Johnson, with questions or comments.

  • January 14, 2019 9:48 AM | Deleted user
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