How to Get 150 or More Perfect Strangers to Build Some Awesome Trail
How can you put a charge into that 15-person weekend trail-build and pump it up to 150 or more smiling and eager volunteers?
Presenters: Matt Atnip, Executive Director; Jeffery Goetter, Board Secretary; Roger Allison, Board President; Kristen Schulte, Ozark Trail Association
How can you put a charge into that 15-person weekend trail-build and pump it up to 150 or more smiling and eager volunteers? Make it a “Mega.” The Ozark Trail Association, the USFS 2013 Trails Group Volunteer of the Year, will share how to structure a large trail-build, attract and keep new volunteers, have them tell their friends about you, impress your land stewards, and generate thousands of matching dollars for grants. Volunteer sweat equity can finance the trail project, tools and equipment, and even some overhead costs. Mega events can quickly increase trail mileage, but more importantly, the goodwill they create will help to grow and strengthen your organization.
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.