Get Outdoors PA Exchange
Hosted by: Climbers Run Nature Preserve
226 Frogtown Road, Pequa, PA 17565
This event made possible through funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
Networking & Refreshments
Opportunity to network with local, regional and statewide partners.
Welcome & Introductions
Niki Tourscher, PRPS will provide an overview and update of Get Outdoors PA.
Expand your Program through Partnerships!
By working with other municipalities, businesses and/or recreation outfitters; you can increase the types of programs you offer and how you promote them. Learn how Berks County Parks & Recreation Department works with local partners for some creative program ideas. This workshop will give you the insights to growing strong partnerships, and how to navigate the needs of each. *Hint-Hint take-away some cool program ideas you can use in your own community!
Speakers: Becky Richards, Berks County Parks and Recreation
Centre-ing Our Community One Step at a Time
Addressing the needs of their communities’ health through outdoor activities, Centred Outdoors, a project of ClearWater Conservancy and Mount Nittany Health, aims to connect neighbors to their natural surroundings. Dan Trew and Jeannine Lozier will discuss the community health needs assessment and methods they are taking to improve our the outlook of the region and to reach the goals set forth in Healthy People 2020.
Speakers: Dan Trew, Adventure Coordinator with Clear Water Conservancy
Jeannine Lozier, Community Outreach Coordinator with Mount Nittany Health
How to use Social Media Effectively
When used effectively, social media can help organizations highlight their work, engage supporters, advertise events, raise money, and reach new audiences. But for many people, the world of social media may seem confusing or downright intimidating (what exactly is a hashtag?). In this session, you’ll learn how to choose the right platform(s), create posts that get noticed, make time for social media, and more. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.
Speaker: Nate Lotz, Communications Specialist with PA Land Trust
Great opportunity for participants to network with community and flagship partner representatives.
The Return of the Naturalist: Incorporating Environmental Education in Recreation Programming
Recreation and Environmental Education complement one another like peanut butter and Jelly. Learn how to enrich your programs by adding a bit of environmental education.
Speakers: Tammy Agesen, Program Manager
Hike/Walk the Preserve
Guide: Lydia Martin, Director of Education, Climbers Run Nature Preserve
Event is free, lunch is included. CEUs are $5.
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