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ality is that few people have that
background and presently work at
An individual from the University of Mississippi
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers'
Training Corps) leads an intro to land
navigation course at the university's
South Campus trails.
Anytown, USA, Park and Recreation
Department.
If you are wondering how
someone with no formal biology
education, who possesses only a
layman's knowledge of the outdoors,
can develop meaningful outdoor
programs
for
partnerships
their
are
the
community,
answer.
Consider the geographic location
of your agency - what national
or state park is located nearby? Do
you have a U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Refuge, U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, or national forest
property nearby? At most of these
agencies, you can find someone on
staff who has an intimate knowledge
of the land and the flora and fauna.
These
individuals
are
passionate
about what they do (just as you and
I are) and are more than likely happy
to partner on a hike or workshop that
opens up the nearby natural world to
your community members.
Now, take an even closer look at
the resources in your community.
You may find nonprofit organizations
or knowledgeable locals that
could lead to valuable partnership
opportunities. For example,
for
my agency - the Oxford (Mississippi)
Park Commission - in addition
to our relationship with the
local agencies, we have been able
to partner with our local Audubon
Center for birding hikes, a local
fishing club for a fly fishing and fly
tying class, and a local native plant
specialist to lead identification and
environmental education hikes on
public lands. Another important
partnership we have is with the local
university where we partner to
use gear rental from their outdoor
department. We have even partnered
with the Army ROTC (Reserve
Officers' Training Corps) for
a popular land navigation course
that took place on local trails. If
you do not have a nearby university,
Children participate in a bird banding
program at Strawberry Plains Audubon
Center in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
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