Civic Voice Workshop

April 10, 2019

by Sarah Snipes

Getting the opportunity to help out and participate in this workshop was such an amazing experience. Not only did I learn how to effectively advocate for the environment, but I also met others who share my same passion for the environment. A highlight of the day was the park ranger who talked with us, and he was such a character. He opened by calling his boss on the phone and having the whole room sing happy birthday to her. I also got the chance to be a “senator” so people could practice their pitches, and everyone did so great! Also, we all got free swag, and who doesn’t love that. I can’t wait for the next one!



Student participants with organizers from the W&M Office of Community Engagement and National Parks Conservation Association


Park ranger from Colonial National Historical Park


Presentations by speakers from the National Parks Conservation Association






Practicing advocacy skills relating to the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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