JUNE 2017

Webinar 

Moving Oral History Interviews Into the 21st Century
National Association for Interpretation
June 27 @ 1 pm Eastern 

Use oral history interviews to make connections to your audience, your site, cultural history to natural history and to add to your interpretive research. You will learn or review why and how to conduct oral history interviews as well as new ways to use those interviews. Cyndi Cogbill is currently the owner, interpreter and artist for Pawpaw Patch Productions, LLC. Previously she worked as a naturalist for 25 years at Prairie State Park and Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.


JULY 2017


Webinar
New Member Orientation
American Association for State and Local History

July 6 @ 3pm eastern
Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

Webinar 
Twitter for Museums & Historic Sites
American Association for State and Local History
July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm (eastern)
Today, Twitter is often the first place news breaks, the best way for strangers all over the world to discuss a similar interest, a direct connection to celebrities and politicians, and many more applications. How does your organization fit into the pictures? When used effectively, museums and historic sites can use Twitter to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. Ready to get started or improve your existing account? Join AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon for an in-depth lesson on Twitter for museums and historic sites. Topics covered will include:

  • Creating an appealing Twitter profile for your organization
  • Growing your Twitter audience
  • Best practices for posting and ideas for finding your organization’s Twitter voice
  • Storytelling on Twitter
  • Utilizing hashtags and participating in planned and impromptu hashtag conversations
Real examples of museums and historic sites that are using Twitter well


Webinar
Promoting our Places: How Interpreters Can Change the Market
National Association for Interpretation
July 18, 2017 @1 pm Eastern 

Interpretive sites need to be “sold” and interpreters are the perfect salespeople. Explore some of Parks Canada’s struggles and successes in promoting their places and discuss strategies for “selling” your site to meet the changing needs of our audiences.
Nicole is the Public Outreach and Education Manager for the Coastal BC Field Unit of Parks Canada. Previously she spent over eleven years at the Vancouver Aquarium. Nicole is also a board member of the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Association for Interpretation and Interpretation Canada


Webinar 
Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites
American Association for State and Local History
July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm (eastern)
Instagram is a growing image-sharing platform where younger audiences (and older ones too) share everything from casual snapshots to professional photography and art. Increasingly, Instagram connects artists, photographers, and influences around shared locations, interests, and hobbies. Museums and historic sites are well-positioned to use Instagram to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will give an in-depth lesson on Instagramming for your institution. Topics covered will include: 

  • Creating an appealing Instagram profile for your institution
  • Growing your Instagram audience
  • Best practices for posting and tips on what to post
  • Communicating with images
  • How to connect with influential Instagrammers and host Instameets
Real examples of museums and historic sites that are using Twitter well


AUGUST 2017

Webinar
Energizers, Icebreakers, & Wrap Ups
National Association for Interpretation

August 15 @ 1p Eastern 
This hands-on session will teach new activities to kick off your program, camp or special event. Ice breaker and energizers have mainly been used during down times but they don’t have to be. Come experience basic, inexpensive activities designed to encourage a participant’s creative thinking. Casey Marshall is a Program Facilitator at the Arkansas Four-H Center. Casey teaches Team Building, Leadership Skills, leads programs through 4-H Day Camp and Overnight Camps, as well as curriculum based science classes and outdoor skills. Casey is a regular attendant at Region VI interpretive workshops where he has presented twice. 


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