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                             **  Introducing  **

                           "Internet for Enviros"
                         Free Intermediate Workshops
             For Conservation Groups in the Great Lakes Vicinity
          One-day events during June and July 1997 in nine locations 
               Conducted by the Environmental Support Center's
                       Great Lakes Networking Project

SUBJECT AREAS:
  Outreach, Organizing, and Advocacy Through the Internet
  Electronic Publishing: Appropriate Options
  World Wide Web Design and Strategies
  Netiquette and the Challenges of Managing Interactive Forums
  Internet Resources for Your Issue Areas
  Virtual Meetings: Strengths and Pitfalls
  Managing Info-load (info. overload)
  Leadership Through the Internet
  Taking the Hard Out of Hardware
  Internet Input and Support from Peers in Your Area
  Initiate Your Electronic Networking
  "We are open to your suggestions."

COST:
Free, to accepted applicant organizations (meals will be provided and travel
expenses will be covered for some groups).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
One prerequisite for acceptance into this workshop will be your ability to
submit your application via email.  Applications will only be provided in an
electronic text format.  Request your application through one of the
following ways:
1  Via the World Wide Web at the following address:  www.envsc.org.
2  Send a blank email message (no text in its body) to the auto-reply email
address glnp-info@envsc.org.  The application form will be sent to you
automatically by email.
3  Via a normal request done by email to glnp@envsc.org.
4  Via telephone at 202-966-9834 or by fax at 202-966-4398. Our hours are
9-5 EDT. 
** Requests must have an accurate email address for us to send an
application form to.  
** If you have any questions please feel fee to call Clark Forden, Project
Manager at 202-966-9834.  Email at glnp@envsc.org.  

ELIGIBILITY:
You or your organization:  
*  must be able to submit an application via email, somehow, and receive a
reply from us by email.
*  must be in or near the Great Lakes Basin, be either a local, state or
regional nonprofit with a portion of its resources devoted to environmental
issues.  
*  will be given special preference if you work on water quality issues in
the Great Lakes Basin, otherwise preference will be given to those that
advocate, organize, litigate or empower citizens to work on environmental
issues; serve low-income people and/or people of color; and have limited
resources.  
*  may have preference if you attended the project's introductory workshop,
though you will need to place another application for this event.
*  will be pleased to note that except for the pre-requisite of email
ability, no organization is required to meet all of these criteria.  Some
organizations assisted by this project in the past have none of these
characteristics.

INVITATION TO APPLY:
Considering the eligibility criteria, you and your organization are invited
to apply for participation in our project's Intermediate level workshop.
Please choose a location that is convenient to you. For instance, you might
be located in southwestern Ontario and Flint, Michigan is closest to you.
Feel free apply to attend the Flint workshop.

LOCATIONS, DATES AND HOSTS:

CHICAGO AREA, TUESDAY, JUNE 10
Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
Environmental Programs, Purdue University Calumet

WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, JUNE 12
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Wisconsin
College of Natural Resources, UW Stevens Point

NORTHERN ONTARIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Environmental Studies Faculty, Sault College

SOUTHERN ONTARIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 20
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Division of the Environment, UofT

NEW YORK, MONDAY, JUNE 23
Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York
Great Lakes United

OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 10
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Water Resources Research Institute at KSU

MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JULY 11
University of Michigan Flint, Flint, Michigan
Regional Groundwater Center at UMFlint

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 (corrected)
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Lake Superior Binational Forum

MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 (corrected)
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
Professional Development Center, UMDuluth

THE GREAT LAKES NETWORKING PROJECT:
The Great Lakes Environmental Movement Computer Networking Project (GLNP) is
an activity of the Environmental Support Center.  The project's mission is
to increase the Internet communications and technological capacity of groups
working in the Great Lakes watershed.  Specifically the project was setup to
enhance collaboration among Great Lakes organizations.  Particularly as
states look to implement the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative (GLI).
This project will also convey additional future benefits —the skills,
strategies, and application of Internet technologies to increase the speed
and effectiveness of environmental protection.  In other words we are
interested in facilitating the implementation of GLI in the short term and
building organizational strengths in the long term.

The Project conducted ten introductory workshops throughout the Great Lakes
Region.  Approximately 150 individuals representing 113 organization
attended these events.  A basic hands-on introduction to the Internet was
provided where email and Web skills were emphasized.  Theory and an
introduction to mailing lists and newsgroups were presented as well.
Support by email and telephone is being provided to Project participants.

FUTURE GLNP ACTIVITIES:
Future Project activities will include three or four advanced level
workshops. These will be targeted to specific organizations or coalitions in
the coming months.  If you wish to be considered for this advanced stage, we
welcome you to contact us.  Additionally, the Project will be assisting
qualified participant organizations with Internet-related software and
hardware acquisitions.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT CENTER:
The Environmental Support Center's mission is to help improve the
environment in the U.S. (and Ontario via the Great Lakes Project) by
enhancing the health and well-being of local, state and regional
organizations working on environmental issues.  ESC's programs in Training
and Organizational Assistance, Technology Resources, Workplace Solicitation,
State Environmental Leadership Conference, and the new Environmental Loan
Fund help these vital environmental groups become better managed, funded and
equipped.  

For more information on ESC visit our web page at www.envsc.org, call
202-966-9834, or email to general@envsc.org.

INFORMATION:
Clark Forden, Project Manager 
Great Lake Networking Project
Environmental Support Center 
4420 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20008-2301 USA  
Tel: 1-202-966-9834  Fax: 1-202-966-4398  
Email: glnp@envsc.org  Web: www.envsc.org


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