Notes from Communication Team

October 1, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and Religious

This team was formed at Friday’s Leadership Retreat.

The following is an abbreviated version of many things we talked about during our session. We are currently looking to add members to the Communication Team. If you are interested, email Alice, Sue, Marc or Leslie.

Internal Communications:

Chugging along. Some tweaks required, like Facebook Group changing to Facebook Fan Page

External Communications:

Audience: Educators, Parents, Children

Message clear of LNCI; needs to connect to an activity or activities that audience
can be engaged

Different methods for different audiences

Tap different members for specific messages with specific outlets

Monthly column / one article and make specific for different audiences

Link LNCI logo to all members’ organization websites

Uniform display materials that can be stored at a persons house – need volunteers for these fairs

Speaker’s Bureau – need PowerPoint available to be used by and for different
folks, including DVD

How to spread the word about speaker’s bureau – different groups?

How can we help member organizations get more participation?

Group will meet once a month, possibly at ODNR or in Worthington

Conveners: Leslie, Sue, Marc, Alice

Members so far:
Sue Hagan, Preservation Parks
Marc Behrendt, biologist and nature play expert
Alice Hohl, Leave No Child Inside Co-Chair
Christa Hein, Stratford Ecological Center
Andrea Kilbourne, Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Ed
Leigh Anne Easterling, Mary Evans Child Development Center
Traci Aquara, Heart of Ohio Resource Conservation and Development
April Hoy, Stratford Ecological Center
Leslie Strader, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Kelly Obermiller, Indianola Children’s Center
Linda Pettit, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation
Melissa Basnett, Columbus Zoo


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