Learning Exchange: Keys to Amplifying Awareness and Engagement: Media & PR

Kristen Mihalko

Learning Exchange: Keys to Amplifying Awareness and Engagement via Media & PR Join the Balboa Park Learning Institute in collaboration with SDNA: San Diego Nonprofit Association and Balboa Park Online Collaborative as we share “insider knowledge” on the keys to amplifying awareness and engagement via media and PR. They will give you tips to on how to engage your organization … Read More

Ecobee Thermostats

Jessica TravisBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

SDG&E is providing their small business customers with no-cost ecobee thermostats! Some BPCP institutions have already installed these thermostats, is your institution or business eligible? SDG&E has installed and provided business customers with thousands of ecobee Programmable Communicating Thermostats (PCTs) at no cost. Customers have found these smart thermostats easy to operate and it allows more control over energy use … Read More

Now Accepting Submissions for Sustainability Awards

Jessica TravisBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Sustainability Program is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. These awards will recognize and honor Balboa Park institutions that have completed innovative sustainability projects in the past year. Learn more. TO APPLY: Download and complete the application, then submit with a photo no later than Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. via email to sustainability@bpcp.org. … Read More

Copyright and Licensing Workshop

Kristen Mihalko

This workshop will introduce attendees to the complex issues of media licensing, copyright ownership research, ownership evaluations, and media acquisitions for museums, exhibits departments, content developers, and marketing departments. Fundamentals in media research and acquisitions will be introduced including “due diligence” research, “fair use”, “public domain”, user fee determinations, and social media issues like crowdsourcing photographs and posting images to … Read More

Establishing Your Professional Brand

Kristen Mihalko

When was the last time you did a vanity search (Googled Your Name)? What came up? Was it negative? Was it positive? Neutral? Kolby will show you how you can start establishing your personal brand now, to help market yourself to better job opportunities and higher salaries. Between LinkedIn, social media, and personalized websites, being proactive in marketing yourself can … Read More

Connection: The Power of Story

Kristen Mihalko

We are a storytelling species. As early as 60,000 years ago, long before the written word—even before drawings on cave walls—we had stories. Back then, stories meant one thing. Survival. From myths, folklore, and tribal tales told around the campfire, we acquired the skills to find food and avoid danger. That’s also how we learned moral lessons and how to … Read More

Understanding Yelp Basics for Your Organization

Kristen Mihalko

Bring your laptop and biz.yelp.com sign-in for this in-depth chat. Trish Sanderson and Brad Bohensky will discuss basic knowledge of all the free business tools an organization can use on Yelp.com to enhance visitor engagement. They will go through the most FAQ’s biz owners may have of the website. They will also touch on Yelp Spring Break details and potential … Read More

2015 One Park – One Team Luau

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2015 OPOT BBQ was a Hawaiian luau celebration and hosted 850 Park employees and volunteers! The event was catered by Homestyle Hawaiian with musical entertainment by Sugar Cane Band. We also had a tiki photo hut and games: networking bingo, cornhole hosted by Emerging Museum Professionals, and pineapple bowling. One Park – One Team awardees: Tony Cucuzella, San Diego … Read More

Marston House for Balboa Park Centennial Exhibits

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute, San Diego Exhibit Evaluators Group

Eight people attended the four exhibits led by SOHO docent, and curator of the Souvenirs and Keepsakes exhibit, Chris Pro. These were the first exhibits at the Marston House. The exhibits included: Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935: The Making of the Dream City, Souvenirs & Keepsakes: Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions, Art in the Park, and Exposition Memories: … Read More

2015 Johns Hopkins University Student Projects

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute

Trails Through Balboa Park presented by the Johns Hopkins University OnSite San Diego Seminar Students From January 5th through January 16th, Nan Renner led the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies graduate students on an inspiring trip through Balboa Park. Along with her creative, design-thinking workshops, students had a chance to learn from Balboa Park experts and executive directors and explore … Read More