Conservation Matters August 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 in Austin

Social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 in Austin

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) will hold a social media training for natural resources professionals Sept. 10-11 at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Airport Commerce Park, 1340 Airport Commerce Drive in Austin.

“Content, Conversations and Discoverability – Quality Social Media Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals” will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Building 6, Suite 600A.

Participants may register for one or both days. Registration is $50 for Sept. 10, $60 for Sept. 11 and $80 for both. The Sept. 11 training includes lunch.

The training is sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Amy Hays, program specialist for IRNR and workshop trainer, said the first day will be “hands-on” and cover the basics of the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter and how to get more out of them.

“The second day attendees will learn how to make what they do on the web — whether it is on their website, blogs, Facebook, Twitter or other places — more searchable, shareable and liked,” Hays said.

She said participants will learn how to use Twitter, listen better to Twitter conservations and discover more information. She also will explain how to use Twitter and Instagram to create better program outreach.

For more information, see the full AgriLife TODAY article or to register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/.

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