We are running the following monthly webinars for our members this year:
WEBINAR FEBRUARY: Positive Communication Toolkit: A guide to (re)framing conservation messages to empower action – Julia Migné (Conservation Optimism) – 16.02.21 2pm GMT
Join us to get a deep-dive into the Positive Communication Toolkit that Conservation Optimism developed in partnership with Framing Matters and ConservationNOW members. You’ll hear about the importance of the values and beliefs that underpin your message and will discover how to avoid common communication traps to bring an optimistic twist to your content.
WEBINAR MARCH: Social media 101: Building online engagement – Nina Seale (Synchronicity Earth) – 09.03.21 4pm GMT
Trying to build social media with a shoestring budget? Have you got one person or volunteer juggling social media with all their other responsibilities?
In this webinar, we will go over each of the main social media channels and talk about the usefulness of each one for a conservation organisation. We will discuss what to think about when making your social media strategy, and how to prioritise if you have limited staff time and resources.
WEBINAR APRIL: Helping conservation in real-time through an app – Megan Cromp (Key Conservation) – 13.04.21 2.30pm BST
Join Megan Cromp, founder and director of Key Conservation, as she discusses how her experiences as a wildlife biologist led to the creation of the Key Conservation platform, how conservationists can utilize Key to connect with a global audience who can give their professional skills, funds, and in-person help, and learn ways you can get more involved as the platform grows.
MAY: BackyardBio – experiential outdoor learning and citizen science – Jesse Hildebrand (Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants) – 05.05.21 1pm BST
Join Jesse Hildebrand, VP of education for Canadian non-profit Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants as he details the upcoming BackyardBio Global Nature Campaign running all May long. We’ll go over how the program came together, the many ways people can take part, the benefits of experiential outdoor learning and the potential for people around the globe to connect in a shared love of wildlife in their ‘backyards”!
WEBINAR JUNE: Not so lonely anymore: finding your community in times of isolation – Jessie Panazzolo (Lonely Conservationists) – 29.06.21 5pm AEST / 8am BST
Lonely Conservationists is currently a thriving community comprising of thousands of conservationists from across the globe, but would you believe it stemmed from just one conservationist about to give up on her career forever? Join Jessie Panazzolo, the founder of Lonely Conservationists, in uncovering her journey of transforming her burnout into managing a global network of conservationists.
WORKSHOP JULY: Graphic design for social media – Teja Kovačič (Conservation Optimism) – 16.07.21 11am BST
In this webinar, Instagram Curator Teja Kovačič will talk about different graphic design tools and how to use them. We will be focusing on Canva, a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. Teja will show how she uses Canva for the Conservation Optimism Instagram channel and how you can use it for different social media platforms.
WEBINAR OCTOBER: Framing controversial topics – the example of palm oil – Lucy Radford (Sumatran Orangutan Society) – 7.10.21 2pm BST
Many topics in conservation can be difficult to explain without losing nuance or alienating part of your audience. In this webinar, Lucy Radford from Sumatran Orangutan Society uses the example of the debate around sustainable palm oil to discuss strategies for framing these topics and dealing with your audience’s responses.
Zoom details will be shared with ConservationNOW members via email. Find out more about the network and how to apply here.