Let's Talk Rivers: New Deliberative Forum Guide
During the 2019 spring semester, Wild Rose Education along with a University of Montana intern, developed of a new deliberative forum guide addressing the challenges of increasing demands on our nation's rivers.
Using proven tools from the National Environmental Issues Forums, Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums, Let's Talk Rivers framework was drafted, edited by national experts in the field, tested in Carbondale, Colorado, and then finalized.
The process of developing the guide included naming and framing the issue, conducting background research and drafting a deliberative forum guide to use with groups.
The intended use of this guide is for use by trained deliberation moderators with groups of public, university students, and high school students. The guide can be adapted to reflect specific local and regional river issues, opportunities, and trade-offs.
Download the guide at www.wildroseeducation.com/news/lets-talk-rivers