By Rachel Rochester and Heidi Kaufman
Thanks to all who attended our WordPress workshop last week! Our next event will be the first RIG of the season on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, from 3-5 p.m. We’ll be hearing about ongoing projects from Dr. Alex Dracobly, who’ll be speaking about the UO Veterans Oral History Project, and Rachel Rochester, who’ll be discussing the role of podcasts like We’re Alive in environmental activism. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be meeting in HEDCO 146, and we hope to see you there!
Instead of a blog this week we’re excited to present the first episode of The DH Podcast. This week we spoke with Chandra LeGue, the Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild. LeGue speaks about working with Google Trekker and using Google Street View technology to advocate for preserving Oregon’s threatened public lands.
LeGue has also offered to lead podcast listeners on a guided tour of one of the areas she explored with Google Trekker, Grandmother’s Grove. It will be a wonderful opportunity to compare the digital with the original. Check out Grandmother’s Grove here, and we’ll be scheduling the hike in the Spring when the weather is more consistent.
For more on Oregon Wild’s work with Google Trekker, check out their press release, LeGue’s blog post on the project, or the Register Guard’s recent article on touring with Trekker. If you’d like to support the work being done by Oregon Wild, you can find out more about donating or participating in their guided hikes here.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast in the comments!