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shift-festival-2019-stoke-certified-best-practices-interpretation-bird-tour

The motivational speaker or most popular artist should not be your only attraction. Advocates for the outdoor and action sports lifestyle seek out the best events which feature unique cultural and environmental interpretive experiences that engage, educate, and empower attendees with new knowledge or perspectives they didn’t have before. Something profound they can take home with them and share in their circles. Beyond SHIFT’s use of the Whova App to communicate various environmental and cultural interpretive experiences to complement the event’s agenda, the SHIFT Summit included panelists and speakers from all different types of backgrounds (Native American groups, State officials, National Park rangers, etc.) to give rich context to public lands and recreation conservation and activism stories and strategies. SHIFT also partnered with the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center to deliver a Bird Language Workshop. Birds are the sentries of the natural world, and our key to understanding a language we all used to understand. The calls, postures, and behaviors of birds convey much information to those who understand their patterns, because they serve as an early warning system to ensure peace and safety. Pediatric nurse and nature educator Atiya Wells and Dan Gardoqui, a registered Maine Guide, Certified Wildlife Tracker, and science and audio editor led an afternoon walk, “What the Robin Knows”, to explore core routines for deepening participants’ connections to nature.