Promoting and Using the Videos

We have created several resources to make it easy for you to share this new video series: a Publicity Toolkit so you can be part of our coordinated social media campaign throughout American Wetlands Month in May; and an Outreach Toolkit that will make it easy for you to use these videos in your conservation outreach and education initiatives.

Publicity Toolkit

Thanks for your help amplifying the Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s social media campaign to debut this new series of wetland videos during American Wetlands Month (May). We’ve created easy-to-post content for social media as well as other tools to make it easy for you to share these videos with your audiences.

Our Publicity Toolkit includes:

  • WWA’s campaign schedule for the video debuts during American Wetlands Month
  • Video links
  • Short text about the video series for an email newsletter, etc.
  • Longer sample newsletter article with links and images images
  • Sample Facebook posts and Tweets

Outreach Toolkit

Whether you’re a natural resource manager, educator, land use planner, or concerned citizen, Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s new wetland videos and their companion products are available to help you promote wetlands and how they can be solutions to local water problems. Use them to help start and enrich conversations and programs that will improve the health of Wisconsin communities and natural resources.

Ways you use these wetland videos:

  • Incorporate into your presentations or programs
  • Use in your workshops or courses
  • Show in your visitors center
  • Show as part of your display at public events
  • Share at conferences
  • Post to your social media account(s)
  • Use in meetings with landowners, elected officials, or community decision-makers when you’re talking with them about wetlands and watersheds
  • Ask your local access cable channel to air the videos
  • Share with science teachers in your community

If you have other ways you plan to use the videos, share those ideas with us by emailing programs@wisconsinwetlands.org.

 

Companion materials for newsletters, handouts, etc.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association has developed companion materials to help you share wetland messages with your audiences when video isn’t the right format:

  • Text about wetlands for a newsletter article. This 370-word article, titled General text for NL or blog.doc, is available in this Google Drive folder, where you can also find still images. Feel free to adapt to fit your unique needs.
  • Text about how wetlands manage water in watersheds for a newsletter. This 550 word article, titled Explainer video text for NL or blog.docx, is available in this Google Drive folder, where you can also find still images. Feel free to adapt to fit your unique needs.

 

Where can I find the videos online for download?

To download a video, click on one of the above links and then hover over the upper-right-hand corner of the video. A download button should appear. Don’t see the “Download” button? It may be your browser. No problem! You can download the videos directly from Vimeo. We’ve provided video-specific Vimeo links on each of the pages listed above. We recommend downloading the 1080p HD version of the videos. Please contact programs@wisconsinwetlands.org if you have challenges with downloading. Please be aware that these are large files and may take a moment to download.

 

What’s the best way for me to include the videos in my presentations?

You can stream the videos if you have a reliable internet connection. You can also download the videos and insert them into your presentation or play the video file from your computer. Here’s a helpful article from Microsoft Office on how to include videos in your presentations.

Special thanks to our project funders:

Paul E. Stry Foundation

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Members