ACI Conference Update
July 9-13, 2017
Brown County State Park
Additional details coming soon!
President’s Message: Top Ten Reasons to Tell Your Boss you Need to Come to Tahoe
Convincing your superiors to use resources for travel and conferences can be tricky, but ACI’s annual conference is well worth the small price of admission. Here are a few cues to get the conversation started.
Sturgeon in the Suwannee River
The Gulf Sturgeon has a bad habit of leaping from the water, which can cause injuries to boaters enjoying the Suwanee River. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working hard to warn people about the dangers of these large, flying fish.
Michigan DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center Brings “Up North, Downtown”
What happens to kids who have no way to experience the wonders of the outdoors? How will they develop a love of wild places if they never are exposed to it? That’s the catalyst behind Michigan DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit: to inspire, educate and connect visitors to Michigan’s natural, historical and cultural resources.
Social Media Rallies Support to Protect Conservation Officers
Social media pages can make staff aware of hot-button topics, provide answers to black-helicopter theories and guide conversations with official responses. They can also be used to rally support when needed. Here’s a great example of how the Pennsylvania Game Commission used social media to influence the future security of wildlife conservation officers in the state.
Where is the ON button for this thing?!
The videographer’s toolbox is expanding every day. But which of these new "toys" are worth the money to play?
Youtility for All: Small tools, Large outcomes
For those who recall Chris Sietsema’s talk on Youtility, I hope you got a few nice pieces of information or theory that he provided. The bottom line that I pulled from his talk was: bring the user as close to the information, and they will take it from there.
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