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.
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