This free, virtual meet-up series is a peer-learning opportunity for watershed professionals to share ideas and advice for solving real-life challenges of watershed projects.
If you work with farmers and communities on watershed-scale projects to improve water quality and have ever found yourself thinking, “I don’t want to recreate the wheel,” this meet-up series is for you.
In each meet-up, one person will kick things off by presenting a challenge or issue to the group to “hack.” Conversation, collaboration, and commiseration will ensue.
Join us for these informal gatherings of peers who share a passion for watershed work – and bring your lunch!
Dates: 3rd Friday of October, November, and December 2021 – that’s October 15th, November 19th, and December 17th
Time: 11:30am CT / 12:30pm ET. The meet-ups will last about 45 minutes
Next Hack: On November 19th, Malissa McAlister, Kentucky River Basin Coordinator at the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, will kick off with this burning question: What social media tools or tips should watershed coordinators (and the like) have in their toolbox – especially for those who don’t come to the job with those skills, but find themselves using social media to reach audiences?
- October 2021: Eric Schmechel, Watershed Program Director for Dubuque SWCD in Iowa, kicked off with this: How can watershed professionals work more collaboratively with ag retailers, given the differences in messaging and lines of communication between them?
Life Hacks over Lunch is organized by The Confluence for Watershed Leaders, a collaborative of and for people who work to achieve healthy watersheds and thriving communities in the Midwest and Mid-South.