|STEP THREE: Begin Networking.
Once again, web research will help you identify national and local organizations
that care about similar issue. Look for online political discussion
forums, advocacy groups, specialized newsgroups, and activist web sites.
Write to the staff or webmaster, asking whether your specific concern fits
within their organization's agenda.
||Over several years, Ricardo spotted fewer and fewer
frogs in the small creek behind his family's home. He remembered that the
neighborhood had been full of nightly chirping during his childhood.
Unsure whether environmental factors would be to blame, Ricardo used the
Internet to hunt for organizations concerned about amphibians. He
constructed the following AltaVista search string: +frog*
disappear environmental campaign extinct activis* organization.
He found the Environmental Health
Center which profiled disappearing frogs in a recent online newsletter
and the Declining
Amphibian Populations Taskforce.