Due to concerns about health and other impacts of COVID-19 on Conservation Authorities, the 2020 Workshop Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone our in-person Rekindle the Sparks Workshop this year.
However, our current situation gives us a unique opportunity to connect virtually this Fall. This challenging time makes sharing expertise and experiences even more important. We are still in the planning process, but promise to connect participants through learning to inspire and improve us all! Rekindle 2020 hopes to involve all Conservation Authority educators across Ontario and that is exciting!
We are also excited by the opportunity to connect virtually with CA experts who might otherwise be going to the Latornell Conservation Symposium and Conservation Areas Workshop. This connection with and learning from our own experts in the fields of parks and resource management has been a long time goal of the Watershed Interpreters’ Network.
Although we have had to postpone our in-person plans for 2020, we look forward to Rekindle 2021, when Essex Region Conservation Authority will be our host. One benefit to this one-year delay is that we will be able to visit ERCA’s brand new Heritage Centre, the John R. Park Homestead CA Heritage Centre!
Since 1994, Rekindle the Sparks Workshops for Conservation Authority Educators have been providing opportunities to share expertise, learn new techniques, and connect with colleagues from across Ontario. As a group, we are the largest provider of outdoor environmental education in our province. Our watershed education is unique and we are proud to be educators among leading resource management agencies, Ontario’s Conservation Authorities.
Let’s stay connected!