We’ve taken the first steps to organizing as skeptics and parents. We’ve written about regularly meeting. A few of us have dipped our toes in the water. Now, I’m hoping that we can move forward and mobilize our community and initiate some actual meet-ups.
I’ve created a “Skeptics in the Park” page on the Ning platform. For those who don’t know, Ning is a free service that allows you to customize your own specialized social network and discussion board. Within our niche “Skeptics in the Park” site, you can create and customize an S.I.P. group for your home city, and if you want, you have the option of customizing your own page. That’s three levels of organized customization! If you already have a group on meet-up, you can double your chances of being found by replicating your plans on the Ning site.
There’s one disadvantage – it requires motivation and mobilization. Go there, register, create a group, invite your fellow skeptics, and plan playgroups, picnics, meet-ups, and events. The more people who jump on board, the better the chance of success for this project.
As of this moment, I’m the only member. Hopefully, by next year, we’ll have a thriving group of skeptical families. So, get over to the new Skeptics In The Park site and spread the word!