FWS Friends Webinar Series



This webinars series is for Biologists, Ecologists, Data Managers, GIS Specialist and Geospatial practitioners and anyone interested in finding what’s new and cutting edge within the greater FWS/NPS/BLM Geospatial community.

FWS Friends Webinar Descriptions

Friends Versus Volunteers - Answers to Your Top Questions Revealed (01:08:03)

Presented by Joanna Webb & DC Carr .  July 17, 2017.

I’m a Friend. I’m a volunteer. I’m both? We all know the important role that Friends and volunteers play in helping the FWS fulfill our mission. Listen in to hear the answers to some of the most-asked questions we’ve received from the Friends group.


Questions and Answers

Smart Ways to Avoid Burning Out in Stressful Times (01:01:19)

Presented by Aliza Sherman, Author. March 29, 2017.

You wear many hats in your job and juggle many demands. You’re also affected by change and what happens around you—at home, at work, in your community, and in the world at large. Whether or not you view a change as positive or negative, it adds another layer of stress to your already busy day-to-day life making you feel even more overloaded. And studies show that stress can lead directly to burnout. Before you know it, obvious as well as often overlooked stressors can wear you down until you're close to burning out. The best way to address burnout before it happens is to gain a better awareness of your day-to-day stressors and addressing them head-on. Your personal attention to self-care can be modeled for others and brought deliberately into the workplace and work relationships to reduce stress.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify stressors and your reactions to them
  • Better recognize the signs of burnout
  • Adopt personal habits to fortify yourself against stress and maintain your passion for your organization’s mission Shift your organization’s culture away from burnout inducing practices


Special Events—Get Inspired! (00:59:53)

Presented by oanna Webb, Steve Osborne, Aimee Arent, Claire Goad & Birgie Miller.  November 7, 2017.

Do you need some fresh ideas to inspire your next special event? We’ll give you the inside scoop on what it takes to coordinate these events as well as lessons learned to help you avoid common pitfalls when planning similar events. We’ll begin the webinar with a review of some guidelines related to special events and fundraising on Service property, such as the use of a Service contributed funds account. 

The events we’ll be highlighting are: 

  • BowJam at Holla Bend NWR
  • Cars to Critters at Ottawa NWR
  • Wine & Cheese Benefit at Wertheim NWR
  • "Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament  


Presenter Contact Information
Bow Jam Planning and Organization