27 Feb Member Meeting – Ariana Rickard
Tuesday 8 March 2018 at 7:00 pm
Advocacy for Birds: Engage with Elected Officials To Become a Champion for Birds and Conservation
Associate Director for the Chapter Network at Audubon California
Now, more than ever, birds need you to advocate on their behalf in Congress, district offices, and local city councils. But how do you develop a relationship with your elected official and influence conservation decisions?
Please join us on Tuesday, March 13, from 7-8 pm for a presentation on engaging public officials from Ariana Rickard of Audubon California. She will cover how to set up appointments, how to prepare and conduct the meeting, and recommended follow up. Ariana will also share resources available from Audubon California to improve the advocacy capacity of your chapter.
Ariana Rickard is the Associate Director for the Chapter Network at Audubon California. She supports chapter-led conservation, outreach, research, and policy projects. Ariana worked in public education at the American Museum of Natural History and in policy development and implementation with federal resource agencies (EPA, NOAA, and USFWS). Ariana also spent two years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Ariana received her MS degree in Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University. Ariana has served on the board of her local chapter, Mt. Diablo Audubon, for the past five years. Ariana lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband and two sons.
The meeting will be held at UC Center, UC Center, 550 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710.