o Welcome and introduce the member of Congress or their staff
o Pay close attention to time and stay on schedule
o Encourage the member of Congress to participate in your NTD Day event activities
o Using these talking points, share how federal parks and recreation policy benefits your community
o Capture quotes and comments made by the member of Congress
Throughout the event, don’t forget to create good photo opportunities. Take plenty of photos and videos then, share them on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) using the hashtags #NationalTrailsDay and #ParkChampion.
Here is a draft social media post you can use to get started:
Thanks to [@ReprX or @SenX] for celebrating #NationalTrailsDay with us! We appreciate your support of rec trails! #ParkChampion
For more sample posts, see the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day Promotional Toolkit, which will be available in April.