SW Utah • Entered by Katy Peterson on March 5, 2020
Author Readings, Reimaging A Place For The Wild
February 29, 2020 – February 29, 2020
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||12|
|Post Admin hours||3|
Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Reimagining, Book Bungalow
Outcome 1: Event Attendees (52 people)
Outcome 2: Event Attendees (17 people)
Short Description of Activity
The two editors and one of the essay authors read essays from their book, Reimagining, A Place For The Wild. I introduced Great Old Broads For Wilderness mission and invited the audience to join our email list and activities along with having information available on GOBFW. 52 people attended and we met at the local Chamber.
One of the points made that really caught my ear is that in actuality for wild plants and animals to not become endangered, there needs to be half of our land saved for them. When there is so much fighting over our public lands in Utah… it is hard to imagine being able to keep 50% of our lands for wild plants and animals.
Before the reading 17 of us meet up at a local Brew Pub for dinner to get to know the editors and authors along with building community.
The event went very well and is something I would recommend to do again. If I did do it again I would recommend having a team work on the event to help with advertising so to reach out to different groups better. Although we had a good turnout, it did seem like a burden to get flyers out and send out emails and I thought more types of advertising would be good for our broadband as a whole. One area I missed was the local paper. I did find it interesting that most people who attended were not broads from our broadband, but the general public. Having community members attend is a good thing as far as getting the mission of our broadband out into the community. I just wonder what interest our broadband has in attending GOB sponsored events and if that should be our focus or the community education be our focus.
We had homemade cookies, brownies, tea and water afterwards, this was very good to add to the social factor and to keep people around to purchase books, have them signed and share about our mission. I also think it was good to invite our broadband and friends to come to the brewery beforehand to get to better get to know each other and build community.
Photo 1, Brewpub
Photo 2 Louise Excell reading, Leslie Miller and Timothy Bywater sitting,
Photo 3, attendees
Photo 4 Katy welcoming the audience
More photos but it is really hard to get them into these places from my phone to my computer 🙂