Call your local radio station! Tell the newspaper! Post it online! Talk, Tweet, Text! This is your week!
This is the time to explain to everyone what 'those guys with the camera looking things' are really doing. Do your clients know what satellites have to do with surveying? Do your neighbors know that it is illegal to remove a boundary marker? Do your friends know what a drone can do for your business? Tell them! This is your week!
The education of the public, both adult and youth, is
probably the number one goal of National Surveyors Week. The work we perform
for the benefit of the public often goes unrecognized and we need to share our
knowledge with them.
Reaching out to the public through the media and making them
aware of our profession and our role in today’s society is a goal whose value
we all recognize. Over the last few years we have achieved this in a variety of
ways including Presidential, gubernatorial, and municipal proclamations,
newspaper articles, and radio spots highlighting National Surveyors Week. There
is also a GPS Day Website, a National Surveyors Week Facebook page and a
National Surveyors Week Twitter account. Each of these channels represents another
way for the land surveying community to stay connected with a different section
of the public.
This is your week! Make sure everyone knows it!