The onset of the pandemic has changed so much of the fabric of our daily life. For Halifax River Audubon this has required that we conduct face to face meetings virtually. The HRA Board has been meeting over Zoom since April. It has worked well. Business was conducted quickly from the comfort of our homes.We became comfortable enough to socialize and casually chat over the computer link.
As the crisis continues, we will continue meeting virtually over Zoom and will utilize the platform for our monthly chapter meetings and Birding 101 Fall Class. No experience is required - the basics are easy to pick up. There is some preparation and system requirements to participate in a session.
The first requirement is to let us know that you want to participate in a session. We will require a simple registration email. Send your name, the session or sessions that you want to attend to the address below. You will be sent a confirmation email and a link and password for the session. When it is time for the meeting, just click on the link.
(Also, please consider joining us for our Town Hall session on September 9, 2020. It will give you a chance to explore the features and learn the mechanics of a virtual meeting.)
If you haven't used Zoom before, it will automatically ask you to download the Zoom application when you click the link in the confirmation. It is recommended that you join the meeting 10 minutes early to download and get settled. Don't panic if you run into a tech issue or are late -- There will be a telephone number to call to connect you to the HRA meeting moderator for help.
If you want to download Zoom in advance, you can do it manually here:
Click on the "Download" button under Zoom Client for Meetings.
To participate, you must have:
• Zoom 5.2 application downloaded to their personal computer (https://zoom.us/)
• An internet connection suitable for live streaming (wired or wireless)
• Headset, or speakers and microphone (most laptops and desktops have this included)
• Web camera (most laptops and desktops have this included)
• A quiet location where you will not be disturbed