A Core Track Presentation
This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.
by Ann Baker Easley, Executive Director, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Dean Winstanley, Director of Statewide Stewardship, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Tom Mullin, Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine
The need for increased public engagement in trail stewardship is not a new challenge. Today, given the magnitude of increased outdoor recreation, over-use and damage of outdoor resources, stagnant or declining land management budgets, and limited skilled volunteer capacity, we need new approaches and practices to ensure we have skilled and sustained volunteer resources in place to meet our 21st century trail stewardship needs. This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.