Six NRPA Congress Resources and Where to Find Them
I love lists. I am one of those people that make a list and then I create a list for my list. No really, I have done this – just ask anyone on the Marketing, Communications and Magazine team here at NRPA Headquarters! With a list, I feel like I have everything I need in one place. Lists help keep things organized and simplified.
Well, true to my list-making passion, I’ve created a list of all the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition resources that any attendee and non-attendee alike can benefit from. Right here in this list are all the resources you might be looking for in one place! (Cue happy dance!)
Hey NRPA Congress Attendee, Can You Relate?
So you’ve had a week to recover and let all the information you received at the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition sink in; now’s a great time to reflect on your experience and start to sift through the business cards, presentation information, and more to apply your experience and make the most of your time spent in Houston. To get you started, we asked three NRPA staff members — a first-time Congress attendee, a second-timer and a veteran from the field — to share their perspective and offer thoughts about Congress. And we have some special tips for making the most of the content and connections you gained.
It May Be Over But the Federal Government Shutdown Could Affect You
A deal may be struck and the shutdown may nearly be over (or at least temporarily held off until early 2014), but after the federal government shut down more than two weeks ago, one of the loudest frustrations from the public was the closing of our national parks. Fortunately for park professionals like you as well as the public, state and local parks aren’t under the financial umbrella of the federal shutdown. However, this event still has the potential to affect you.
The NRPA Congress and Exposition: A Daily Video Blog Day Four
This was it, the last day of the NRPA Congress and Exposition. Our daily bloggers have had quite a journey these last few days and have some final thoughts to share about their experience here in Houston, Texas.
The NRPA Congress and Exposition: A Daily Video Blog Day Three
The daily video blogs continue live from the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition in Houston, TX. Both vloggers (video bloggers) provide their unique perspective and experience following another action-packed day. Keep following along and make sure to check back later today for their last video entry.
The NRPA Congress and Exposition: A Daily Video Blog Day Two
The daily video blogs continue live from the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition in Houston, TX. Kayode Lewis is back and our student blogger, Taylor Potter, adds his video blog to the mix. Both give an interesting take on the the first full day here, what they are learning and what they are experiencing. Watch and see their journey and keep checking back to follow along with their week.
The NRPA Congress and Exposition: A Daily Video Blog
You’ve been looking forward to it and now it is here – NRPA Congress and Exposition! We’ve arrived in Houston, Texas and look forward to seeing thousands of you this week! While you are here or even if you are not, go on a journey with two individuals as they document their time at Congress through a daily video blog (or vlog). Follow along all week to get their take on the Congress experience and check back each day to see how things are going for them as they embark on the nation's premiere event in parks and recreation.
8 Life Hacks for 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition
NRPA’s Congress and Exposition is just one week away—all the final plans are coming together and last minute prep is being made. Soon thousands of park and recreation professionals will fill downtown Houston and the hot Texas air will be filled with Great Ideas.
These life hacks may not be the ones made popular by the Internet and BuzzFeed, but they will definitely make navigating this year’s Congress and Exposition just a little bit easier!
Five Resources to Help You Prepare for a Crisis
In the April issue of Parks & Recreation, we ran a feature on preparing park and recreation agencies for human threats. Danielle Taylor, associate editor explains that this article had been in the works for several months and was originally focused solely on active-shooter situations, but just before the issue went to print, the bombings at the Boston Marathon occurred. In the wake of this tragedy at an event coordinated in part by a major parks and recreation department, she quickly rethought the article and broadened the focus to other sorts of incidents that can occur in parks. In this blog post, Danielle smartly points out that park and recreation professionals must prepare for everything in an ever-changing world and offers five resources that agencies can use to help formulate plans and be prepared.
Want trends? Check out the January Issue of Parks & Recreation
Cozy up with the latest issue of Parks & Recreation! You'll be in for a great read and you can review the annual PRORAGIS database report which offers some key trends for parks and recreation. In this post, Managing Editor, Elizabeth Beard highlights the top stories you don't want to miss this month.