WebEx to Replace Skype for Business
The OCIO is ending support for Skype for Business on June 30, and NGPC staff will begin transitioning to a new communication platform called WebEx. Most users on the state’s domain will have access to the new platform starting June 14. Zoom will continue to be the agency’s primary video conferencing software.
According to the OCIO, the installation will cause zero downtime. No action is required in advance of this migration, but the Information Technology Division encourages all users to begin using WebEx as soon as it is available. Download WebEx and log in with your email credentials.
Benefits of using WebEx include:
- Ability to have impromptu video, audio, and screen share calls
- Conversation logs are saved and never deleted
- Ability to search previous messages
- Documents, links, and other content are stored within conversations to reference later
- Create group spaces for your teams to chat, call, and share files
- Outlook meeting schedule is integrated
- You can schedule meetings from within WebEx (a premium license is required for full calendar integration)
- Mobile App is available for Android and iOS
Getting Started with WebEx Teams
Lunch and Learn Series
A Lunch & Learn Series is a new monthly virtual professional development opportunity for all Nebraska Game & Parks Commission staff statewide, and will consist of 45-minute Zoom seminars held the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. (Central Time). Each seminar will be covering science and educational topics designed to provide relatable and transferable knowledge and skills for any and all NGPC employees serving in a variety of roles and divisions. This series was developed with the intention of helping to improve internal communications, and to help support and instill a culture of continued learning and development within our agency, as outlined in the Focus on the Future Strategic Plan.
Education, Interpretation, Outreach & Marketing
How do we define education, interpretation, outreach and marketing, and what role to they each play in promoting conservation and stewardship of Nebraska’s natural resources? Join our first session in this Lunch & Learn series to learn more about our agency’s common definitions of each approach, and how they work together to further our mission. First session is 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021. Register.
New Conservation License Plates
Beginning January 1, Game and Parks will benefit from the sale of four new specialty license plates available at the DMV. The new plates will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Fund, whereas the mountain lion conservation plates benefit the conservation education fund. A new trail-themed plate championed by Bike/Walk Nebraska will benefit state parks’ trails maintenance. Each plate will be $5 or $40 for a specialty plate
NGPC in the News
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- Toledo police increasing presence at parks following Sunday shooting at Savage Parkon July 26, 2021 at 5:59 pm
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- Full Story: Montana Bowfisherman Arrows World Record Paddlefishon July 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm
It's official. The Bowfishing Association of America names Montana angler Steve Harris, Jr.'s 92-pound paddlefish a new world record.