Communities of Practice
11 May 2017
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2017 NRM Workshop Presentations
Visit the NRM Gateway to view the presentations from NRM Workshop that was held from 18-20 April 2017 in Norman, OK. Mary Coulombe's email below describes the scope of the workshop and information presented:
The NRM Workshop was held from 18-20 April and more than 330 Natural Resources Management (NRM) employees attended it in Norman, OK. We couldn't have all of our NRM CoP staff attend, but the presentations that were given at the workshop are now available on-line! There was so much information and discussion, and we believe that these presentations offer considerable opportunities for NRM (and others) staff to learn, share, and expand your networks.
The Workshop had a VERY distinct and important purpose: To strengthen technical competencies for park rangers and NRM staff from all levels of the agency. The agenda included presentations on recreation, natural resources management, environmental compliance/sustainability best practices, existing and new technologies, knowledge and skills in public safety and management techniques, interpretation and education, building partnerships, and expanding volunteer programs. The workshop fostered learning, sharing of experiences, and reinforced key policy and program concepts and strategies within the NRM CoP. The workshop provided the opportunity to ensure employees are well equipped to carry out the statutory authorities (e.g. Title 36), Executive Orders, and other duties in the most efficient and cost effective ways.
To foster continued learning throughout the entire NRM CoP, we have posted all of the workshop presentations on the NRM Gateway: https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/employees/conference-list.cfm? Id=17National&Type=Conf. The workshop agenda can also be found at the top of the page.
Share the Experience Photo Contest Winners
2016 winners were just announced! See all the winners at Recreation.gov
Congratulations to the 2016 Share the Experience Photo Contest Winners! Nows your chance to submit your best shots for the 2017 photo contest.
About the Share the Experience Photo Contest
Each year three grand prize winners are chosen for the top prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 respectively, a voucher to stay in a Historic Hotel of America® and an Annual Pass, among other sponsored prizes. There are also honorable mention prizes for two fan favorites and one for each of the six categories. Each of these participants also receive vouchers for a stay in a Historic Hotel of America, an Annual Pass and other great prizes.
2017 Contest Details
For more information visit www.sharetheexperience.org
Gateway Presentations at NRM Workshop
The NRM Gateway Team made three presentations at the national NRM Workshop that can help you utilize the Gateway and boost your knowledge of your on-line marketing capabilities. We encourage you to review these as you prepare for the busy recreation season:
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