American Recreation Coalition Honors NCTC Staff With 2014 Beacon Award

Bodie Island Lighthouse is often featured in the print awarded to Beacon recipients. // Photo Credit: National Park Service

Today, June 9th, in Washington, D.C., the American Recreation Coalition will recognize the staff of NCTC’s Knowledge Resources and Technologies Division (KReaTe) as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recipient of the 2014 Beacon Award. First presented by the American Recreation Coalition in 2005, the Beacon Awards recognize outstanding efforts by federal agencies and partners in harnessing the power of technology to improve public recreation experiences and federal recreation program management.

KReaTe is receiving the award for its outstanding work in integrating technology within the many programs and courses offered at the National Conservation Training Center. KReaTe provides the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and its partners, with instructional video, print and electronic products such as interactive distance learning, video for training, print publications and online-based materials. The ceremony begins at 3PM EDT, and can will be broadcast live online.

Award recipients are selected based on the following four criteria: innovative use of technology for visitor services or recreation management, use of partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, efforts to share news of creative solutions within the agency, and community support for the work of this initiative.

Learn more about the online training and knowledge tools developed by the KReaTe division and available at your desktop. Job aids, podcasts, an online video gallery, and previously recorded webinars – all are available at the link above.

 -- published --  June 9, 2014
 -- photo credit --  National Park Service

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