WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
We are specifically looking for representatives from volunteer-led communities. Whether you have beginner computer skills or advanced, we will work with you if you are willing to help your town by coming to this class. This is for positive people willing to invest time for the good of their community. In larger cities, if you have a convention and visitors bureau you should coordinate your interest in this class through them.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
IS THERE A FEE? OVERALL PLAN
$20 pays for lunch and notebook.
The plan is to create a website that shows what rural Kansas has to offer explorer visitors. The home page will teach them about the Explorer mindset so when they go to each community page they'll be ready for your Explorer information listed in the eight categories of architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, and people. We'll use technology to help the potential visitors or other worldwide viewers "get" us, "get" our rural culture. So, through the web site we'll invite them to come here and visit and help them "get" or understand us.
IS THERE A FEE?
IF YOUR TOWN ALREADY HAS A WEB SITE, SHOULD THEY STILL DO THIS?
IF YOUR TOWN DOES NOT HAVE A WEB SITE, SHOULD THEY DO THIS?
Gaining benefits for your community depends on effort and responsibility, not pay to play. These classes are designed to empower a rural community and help it be the best it can be at being itself. Communities with the will and spirit to be viable will have every opportunity to use this rural tourism initiative as a positive impact tool. Put the most you can into these classes and your community will benefit in a way it never has before regarding tourism.
FUNCTION OF THE WEB SITE HOME PAGE
The home page will teach people the Explorer mind set. The web site will be the place for people to plan their online or in-person visit in the state either geographically or thematically. The web site will allow people to click on a Kansas map or choose a town or region by clicking a letter in the alphabet. The 8 rural culture elements will be used to show who we are in an explorery thematic way. The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers will also be placed online thematically and will continually be updated.
Let's use Waterville, for example. When people get to the Waterville page it will say "Waterville Kansas: Come...and get it." Waterville's page will: