The mission of the Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) is to promote chapter development by sharing best practices, brainstorming solutions to common problems, and developing relationships in workshops and retreats.
Invitation to Join the Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) Network 3.0
The Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters Network, or "COAC Network", is an initiative of the Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters to grow conservation education activity in the State of Ohio. The COAC Network acts entrepreneurially, communicates, seeks collaboration, and in alignment with National Audubon Society strategic investments, builds public-private partnerships to sustain, restore and protect birds and habitat in Ohio. The COAC Network seeks to leverage funding, build environmental conservation capacity, and focus partners and resources toward key ecological issues. Western Cuyahoga Audubon (WCAS) is hosting COAC web and network communications until COAC tools are operational, sometime within the next several months.
As one of the first steps toward developing the COAC Network, we have organized a schedule of conference calls and workshops to grow connectivity amongst existing and new Ohio Audubon Chapters. Activities are open to Audubon Chapter representatives, members, and interested participants.
Please Note: Everyone is welcome as a chapter representative or guest at conference calls and workshops. You do not need to be a member to participate but it is encouraged. Conference call dialogue is reserved for chapter representatives and members. Guests are welcome to silently audit calls and submit questions or comments for chapter representative consideration via email here.
(Updated Friday, February 14, 2018)
1.) COAC Board Conference Call Mon Jan 22, 2018, at 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
2.) COAC Network 3.0 Conference Call Mon Jan 29, 2018, at 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
3.) COAC Network 3.0 Conference Call Mon Feb 12, 2018, at 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
4.) COAC Board Conference Call Tues Feb 13, 2018, at 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
5.) COAC Network 3.0 Workshop Sun March 4, 2018, at 1 PM EDT
Our first workshop is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. and will be hosted by Jim Tomko, President, Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland at the Novak Education Center, Blanche Katherine Novak Wildlife Sanctuary and State Nature Preserve, 382 Townline Rd, Aurora, OH 44202. Contact Phone (voicemail only) and on the web here.
Call for March 2018 Workshop Presentations
In response to the COAC October 2017 meeting discussion (Notes: https://goo.gl/1tyQb8 ), Ohio Audubon Chapter representatives, members or interested participants are invited to present information pertaining to Chapter membership and fundraising. Presentation materials should include whenever possible stories, case studies, comparative research, audience metrics and analytics, presentation slides, educational handout materials, and resources. To participate, send a 2-3 sentence preliminary abstract outlining information you wish to present in a reply email or phone later than Monday, Feb 19, 2018. Final abstracts are due Monday, Feb 26, 2018.
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