Dec 20, 2016
The Pacific Northwest FAC Learning Exchange: Video Release!
Authors: Emily Troisi
I am very excited to finally release the short video about our Pacific Northwest learning exchange that took place in spring of 2016. If you need more context for the learning exchange, read about the exchange’s events in Bend and Ashland. The video captures short interviews with participants of the exchange. Interviewees offer insights about their favorite parts of the exchange, discuss what makes a learning exchange format so awesome and share advice they have for others who want to host one themselves.
The video makes a short stop at each of the locations we explored during the exchange: Bend, Oregon; Ashland, Oregon; and Leavenworth, Washington. These three stops took place over four months.
This series was a success because of the people involved and the work they put into planning it. As you will see in the video, participants loved that they took part in the planning, as it ensured that they learned what they wanted to learn and didn’t just go on your standard field tour. They also appreciated the small group time where they could discuss the FAC strategies that they were seeing on the ground, and they walked away with action items of their own!
Every location approaches fire adapted communities practices in their own unique way. The beauty of an exchange is that the participants and the hosts get to leave the event with new ideas on how to broaden their FAC work and contacts they can call for help.
Now, enjoy the tour!