Six Words Heard: You Should Apply for this Program

Aaron Feldman | April 29, 2013

Read a personal perspective on taking advantage of leadership development programs for young professionals.

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Conservation Inspiration – Rescuing Native Plants

NRPA | April 23, 2013
With Earth Week here we know many of you are celebrating with events and other activities that engage your community in conservation. NRPA believes that core to the mission of public parks and recreation is the preservation of natural resources and the promotion of good conservation and stewardship practices. We know you are taking the lead and making a difference in conservation all year long. Read more

Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain

Ron Strickler, Kayode Lewis | April 17, 2013
Second in the Professional Development blog and v-log series, Ron Strickler, CPRP, Recreation Supervisor in the Town of Ocean City, MD and Kayode Lewis, CPRP, Recreation Coordinator from Greenbelt Recreation, MD share what they personally gained from applying for and receiving the NRPA Fellowship and NRPA Diversity Scholarship in 2012. Watch the video to hear what they say their biggest takeaways are and why if you or someone you know is considering these opportunities it is time to go for it! Read more

I’ve Attended my First NRPA Congress—Now What?

NRPA | April 11, 2013

The NRPA Young Professional Network is launching a series of blogs and video blogs (also known as vlogs or v-logs) to help shed some light on making the most of your career in parks and recreation especially for those in the early stages. 

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If You Can't Measure it You Can't Use it

Hayley Jackson | April 8, 2013

PRORAGIS—NRPA’s user-driven park and recreation database and benchmarking tool—is helping park and rec pros use data to measure—compare to similar agencies. 

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Low Cost Ways to Connect More Kids to Nature

Shelley R. O’Brien | April 5, 2013

With children spending more time indoors than out, park and recreation agencies are stepping up to reverse this trend and are helping to connect kids to nature through the 10 Million Kids Outdoors campaign.

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