So along with a strong pride for this cohesive resource comes a responsibility to support and engage our member organization community. While many are likely aware of our public outreach efforts, others may not realize that we also offer internal outreach which we have chosen to term engagement. Member organization engagement provides a fantastic opportunity for OWCN management staff to connect directly with our member organization’s staff and volunteers (some of which are current OWCN responders, others are hopefully future responders). The format and presentation style of these engagement events can be customized based on the specific member organization involved, but often consists of an informational overview presentation to both staff and volunteers with a specific highlight on how folks can get further involved and properly pre-trained for spill response.
We have already lined up a few of these events in the coming months with member organizations, including:
- April 28th – The Marine Mammal Center
- May 21st – Monterey Bay Aquarium & Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center
- August 12th – Lindsay Wildlife Experience
If you are involved with a member organization listed above and wish to learn more about the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, make sure to attend!
If you believe your member organization would benefit from hosting an OWCN engagement event this year, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers to our amazing member orgs!