WORKSHOP: Advocacy 201: Talking with decision makers, writing comment letters and testimony

Audubon Naturalist Society

6:30 – 8:30 PM

If you’ve attended one of our introductory advocacy workshops (or if you haven’t!), come learn how to go deeper on some key advocacy skills: how to write comment letters and testimony so your recommendations get heard and how to follow up with decision makers so they are not only heard but acted upon. We’ll teach via role-play and skill-building practice sessions.

This will be a small group setting with lots of feedback and individual instruction so you get a chance to really practice your writing, public speaking, and persuasive skills. The workshop applies to any environmental issue.

And, you’ll get your own copy of our Advocacy & Stewardship Handbook!

Read about one workshop in the Naturalist Quarterly article Good Changes for the Environment in Our Hands.

Here’s what participants are saying about our Advocacy & Stewardship Workshops:

“I work for a small but growing watershed group. We just started to consider what kind of advocacy program to establish. This provided tools to help us.” — Tina Rouse, Friends of Cabin John Creek

“In my area, as I see the water changing, I want to find the right connection. This has stimulated me to do something.” – Barbara Lewis, Master Naturalist

“[The] workshop content was great! I believe that I have new tools to support my advocacy work. The workshop was worth the two hour drive from NOVA.” — participant in Advocacy 202  (Using Online Tools and Social Media for Advocacy)

$15/$20 (ANS members/nonmembers). Click here to learn more and register.