3-Day Geotourism Workshop
Consultants from Sustainable Tahoe 501.c.3 Jacquie Chandler and Penelope Curtis
- Fluency in geotourism understanding 12 principles, 4-steps and TriNomic™ recipe
- Able to help Tahoe can fulfill its prosperity and sustainability goals
- Understanding the power of TriNomics collaboration to solve revenue problems through destination stewardship
Participants (Maximum 40) should come from:
.Gov/Edu, County Supervisor, City Council, Water treatment, etc
- Tribal – Washoe and Paiute
(.Org) Any NGO who would be a candidate for guiding a Geotrack
(.Com) plus business organizations , like; chambers, tourism, resort associations, sports organizations, representatives from communities of interests i.e. club) and potential sponsorsStructure/3-Day Agenda
Dates and Location (TBD)
Experience a GeoTrack (Example) before workshop to better understand the 12 principles and steps and TriNomic™ model in action. The demonstration GeoTrack (part of the prep work) would be custom designed for your specific area. The one below is relevant to Lake Tahoe.
“Follow the Water” DRAFT
Assembly Point – Tahoe Transit Center
9:00am Meet Tahoe City Transit Station with bike (bring your own or rent at Daves Bike Shop)
9:15am Guided bike ride along the Truckee River learning about the eco-system
10:00am Arrive at the Beaver Dam and explore the beavers role in river health
11:00am Bike back to Tahoe City to Gatekeepers Museum
11:45am Lunch at the Park next to lake near museum
12:30pm Tour the Gatekeepers Museum (530) 583-1762 for Washoe basket heritage
1:30pm back to start
WATER GUIDE UC Davis
WILDLIFE GUIDES: Tahoe Wildlife Coalition, Gatekeepers
BIKES Tahoe City /Dave’s Bikes
LUNCH Granlibakken / Syd’s
Day 2 Understanding Geotourism
9:00am Debrief GeoTrack experience (those who went) +Results from US Geotourism successes
10:00am Geotourism Principles and 4-Steps. Using the NGCSD Geotourism Scorecard, we will score
Tahoe on the 12 Principles to assess the work ahead.
10:45am Current visitor menu and your regions Top 3 challenges
11:30am Asset Inventory (capture)
1:30pm Asset Mapping
2:30pm TriNomics (identifying and proving the benefits).
Exercise will demonstrate how this is used to create a GeoTrack(s),
Examples from Tahoe Expo and discussion around value in GeoTrack. Working with list of proposed
GeoTracks, (8) people in a group – each choose a GeoTrack relevant to your expertise.
3:30 Six- Hats explained to support group process. Form GeoTrack groups each capable of building a GeoTrack. (people choose group that will focus on their interest).
4:30 Complete group creating process so each group is ready to begin tomorrow an assignment before tomorrow regards. Have a leader for each group and possibly an assignment for the group
Homework – Identify any compliance issues, people who would need to be a part of the development
Day 3 Building your GeoTracks
9:00am Re-cap and what do you think?
10:00am Groups to build GeoTrack
1:30pm Groups share their proposed GeoTracks (15 min @ 4Groups = 2hrs time)
3:30pm Ask Group what do you think? Where do you go from here?
How can you make this real? What will it take?
Logistics (based on 40 Attendees)
Food/ Catering /Drinks /Snacks
Transportation / Parking
(Needs at workshop)
7 Flip charts/ Post-Its/Markers
6 Hats (black, yellow, white, red, blue, green) + 7 sets hat cards (will explain)
Butcher paper (covering tables)
Large map of the target region including 50-mile perimeter
40 Workbooks: Geotourism Scorecard/ 4 Steps, TriNomics model GeoTrack Design schematic
Participation (40 max)
suggested breakdown of participants:
18 from Business
6 from local Agencies
16 from NGO
Participant Pricing (TBD)
- Shuttle to GeoTrack
- Museum entrance fee
- Washoe craft guide
- Workbook and materials
- 2 catered lunches, morning buffet and snacks
Cost and Logistics Budget
2 Consultants for 3 days delivery, 2 days prep and 1 day post.
Consultant travel / lodging expenses 5 days (2 prep + 3 workshop days) for workshops outside Tahoe
Facility rental $ _______ (Tahoe Science Center)
Catering / Food $
Materials – workshop kit
NV Tourism, NV Humanities, Washoe County Business Dev, Placer County, NTRA, TART, Reno Limo, Mtn
High Deli, UC Davis, TSC, EDC, Placer County, Douglas County, Gatekeepers Museum, IVCBHS