This month the featured resource is YOU!
During March, our focus will be on the comments and suggestions that came up during January while readers completed the Reader Survey.
Readers completing the survey provided helpful feedback. This month I want to take some time to cultivate the type of community resources readers are asking for on this site. While reading through the survey, it became clear that publishing a single announcement about what readers are asking for wouldn’t be enough to put into action the changes readers are requesting. A single announcement would have been pushed down below the fold and would’ve scrolled off the bottom of the page in only a few days. So let’s take some time with this.
Before we begin, I want to make a couple of announcements.
A quick comment about commenting. Some readers have told me they do not comment because they don’t want to use their real name. I understand this completely. Please know that when commenting, you only need to use your first name or enter a screen name. You do not need to enter your first and last name. Hopefully this makes you a little more comfortable. The community conversation readers are asking for can only happen if readers communicate with each other, so I hope you will consider participating in the conversation when you feel comfortable.
Beginning next week, I will begin to post topics in which readers have expressed an interest. If you would like to suggest a topic of your own, please suggest a topic for discussion or pose a question to peers by dropping a note in the
new Suggestion Box. I will compile a list of topics and questions and will post a new topic or question for discussion each week (or as topics/questions are submitted).
As this month progresses, I hope our conversations will establish the momentum to take us well beyond March and into a new era of learning here at ArtPlantae.
Classroom teachers, what would you like to ask artists?
Artists, what do you want to ask naturalists?
Naturalists, what do you want to ask fellow naturalists, artists and teachers?
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