(2.) Educational Programming


Please join us March 6th at 2pm PST (5pm EST) for our upcoming national call with Jennifer Bryson.

If you have any questions for Jennifer, please email me at taylor.jones-arason@ocean.org and I will put you in contact!

Jennifer's talk will be focused around educational programming and how we can incorporate interpretive methods and practices into the personal service projects we are diligently working on. Jennifer's presentation will highlight:

  • Different types of educational programs
  • Setting program goals + achieving them
  • Mind mapping
  • Developing educational theme statements
  • Incorporating themes into your programs
  • Different ways to execute programs
  • Developing programs for different age groups/ demographics
  • Calls to action
  • Planning a program or project from start to finish
  • And more!

Jennifer grew up spending her spare time outdoors which created a passion for our natural environment. When time came to determine what field of work she wanted to get into, she decided upon the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician Program in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. From there she took her first job as a Resource Officer with Manitoba Conservation, followed by the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre as the Education Coordinator using wildlife in a presentations to engage and inspire the protection of our wildlife species. Since 2012, Jennifer has been working with Manitoba Conservation and Climate as a Senior Park Interpreter based out of Spruce Woods Provincial Park in western Manitoba. As a park interpreter she trains, educates and inspires staff and the public on the historical, cultural, natural and management topics that are found within her park. In 2017 Jennifer was honoured with the Outstanding New Interpreter Award from the National Association of Interpreters. Jennifer is also heavily involved in the Manitoba Envirothon, working as the Steering Committee co-chair, and the Wildlife Discipline Chair. You can usually find her on an adventure with her son in the park, looking for wildlife tracks and scats.

Conservation Focus: Environmental Education (Habitat Destruction, Invasive Sp.)

For those looking to listen in French, please call the conference line at (866) 512-0904 and then type in the meeting number 8980978. When it asks whether you are the host of the meeting, do not type anything, just wait.   You will still need to login to the Webex call to see the presentation, but you will hear all the audio in french via the live translation on the conference line.  You will want to mute the audio and microphone from Webex (and your computer) so you don't create any feedback. If you would like to ask questions, we encourage you to ask via the chat box or you can ask on your phone connection via the interpreter and she will convey the questions on your behalf.  

If you have any questions for about participating in French, please contact caitlin.pierzchalski@ocean.org


  • Keep an eye out and engage in the discussion forum that will be uploaded under the discussion tab on the left of your webpage in the week to come! The weekly update coming next Tuesday will provide more information about the discussion forum and the Webex link that will connect you to the National call on March 6th!

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