February 13, 2017
#ParkChat is a Twitter Chat powered by the #ParkChat hashtag on Wednesday evenings at 9pm ET. Love our public lands and National Parks? Join the banter and fun where discussion revolves around a different topic each week centered on all things, everything Parks! Established in April 2014, #ParkChat was created by @59NationalParks and @Wild_Tribute with the common goal to provide a platform of conversation and community around subject matter that holds a dear and passionate place in many of our hearts - the Parks!
How it works?
Tune in every Wednesday at 9pm EST by searching #ParkChat in your Twitter search box. Follow the questions of #ParkChat moderators, @59NationalParks and @Wild_Tribute, and answer accordingly by notating what question your tweet is related too and inserting the #ParkChat hashtag at the end of your tweet! Examples of past and future #ParkChat topics: "Park Favorites", "The 100 year Centennial", "Parks by the Numbers", "Park Conservation and Safety", etc.
A natural sound board for organizations who live and breathe our public lands, serving both our country's most prized treasures and the living beings that visit them (and live within). Organizations that exist for the broad public and our natural and historical surroundings are always looking for a way to better connect with their constituents. When it comes to #ParkChat, nothing may be more genuine and insightful...not to mention entertaining and fun!
What can you do?
What if every National Park unit, public lands NGO, state park, etc. participated in #ParkChat along with their devout following to do the same? Can you imagine the feedback, perspectives, new ideas, and heightened levels of connection? It's a no brainer.
America's Best Idea must maintain just that! It's imperative our Parks and Public remain in the forefront of discussion and awareness, especially with our youth. If the younger generations of our country don't recognize and embrace their birthright of unrestricted joy and freedom in our nation's most treasured natural and historic places, America's Best Idea could become an afterthought. A social media driven initiative such as #ParkChat attracts all demographics, but has the most potential with whom the discussion needs to impose upon most - our young minds and active adventurers!
Join and re-join the movement to explore our own backyards and SEE AMERICA. Join the dialogue in bringing Parks to the forefront of the American public. Join the good-natured raillery, the community, and the educational oasis of #ParkChat. Raise your voice and be the difference in conversation. Leverage your platform and inform those who support you and those you work closely with to do the same. A passionate community with a common goal, is a force for good and lends to the ultimate "...benefit and enjoyment of the People". #ParkJunkies unite!