Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in the park and recreation field through NRPA webinars. NRPA offers a broad range of programming to help members stay up-to-date on conservation, health and wellness, and social equity. Brought to you by NRPA and subject matter experts in the field, get high-quality education and training without leaving your home or office.

Upcoming Webinars

NRPA Live 2016: The Future of Parks: A Recipe for Success

Live from the NRPA Conference in St. Louis! This session will discuss how American society will continue to change in the future, and how communities can respond to those changes by developing parks systems that are integrated with community needs. Learn to view the park system as a dynamic ecosystem - one that must evolve to ensure it is a vital and valued part of keeping a community healthy. The presenters will be Ian Proud, Market Research & Inclusive Play Manager, Playworld Systems along with Ian McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions.

Date: Friday, October 7th
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: Free to Premier Members; $25 for Non-Premier Members; $30 for Non-Members

Registration for this event closes 48 hours prior and access information will be provided within 24 hours of the event

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Commit to Health: Healthy Celebrations, Parties, & Potlucks

Park and recreation agencies are the health and wellness leaders in their communities. Having a safe place to go after school, being active and eating healthy are vital services park and recreation agencies provide. That's why NRPA created Commit to Health—a campaign that supports the implementation and evaluation of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in park and recreation sites across the country. Identified by park and recreation professionals as one of the leading challenges to implementing the HEPA standards, this webinar will offer best practices on holding healthy celebrations, parties & potlucks during their programs. Overcome the obstacle of serving cupcakes, cookies, chips and soda pop while learning some fun and exciting ideas for healthy celebrations. The presenters will be Daniel Hatcher, National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation along with Ava DeBovis, National Network Manager for the Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0 or 0.1
Registration: Free; $25 for CEU credit.

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Wildlife Explorers Program: Creating Environmental Likeability through Park and Recreation Programming

In recent years researchers, parents and educators have noticed an alarming trend: kids are spending more and more time indoors and less time outside. Outdoor, nature-based experiences are critically important for the development and care of healthy minds and bodies. In this session you'll hear from park and recreation peers about implementing NRPA's newest nature discovery program, Wildlife Explorers, and how anyone - whether they've had nature programming experience or not - can implement it in their afterschool or summer programs. The presenters will be Lindsay Glasner, K-12 Outreach Coordinator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Mary Rapoza and Alexandrea Matthews, of New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches, and Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation.

Date: Wednesday, December 13th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: Free.

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