Angelou Ezeilo podcast 410

Cultivating a New Generation of Diverse Environmental Leaders — Episode 060

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 25, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Angelou Ezeilo, founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, about her lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conservation and environmental stewardship, and the need to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.

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ePACT blog February 410

How to Prepare Your Camp for Emergencies

By Michelle Kasmierski | Posted on February 24, 2020

Whether a program participant trips and falls during an activity, experiences an allergic reaction to a bee sting, or there’s a flood or fire in the community center, having personal information available helps staff respond quickly and effectively.

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Advocacy Logger blog 410

When It Comes to Advocacy, It's All About Who You Know

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on February 20, 2020

Imagine how powerful it would be if NRPA staff knew about the relationships you had with members of Congress and could leverage them to create a more impactful dialogue between park and recreation professionals and legislators. Now there's a way to do just that.

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Firefly blog 410

Help Fireflies Before They’re Gone in a Flash

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on February 19, 2020

There are 2,000 firefly species across the world, and 200 live here in the United States. But sadly, their species is declining. Here's how you can help.

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RWJF NRPA award blog 410

A Closer Look at the RWJF-NRPA Health Equity Award

By Suzanne Nathan | Posted on February 13, 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-NRPA Award for Health Equity recognizes an individual, or team of no more than two individuals, who has successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities in their community within the past two years.

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LukeBolinger 410

CPRP Certification: Find Your Why

By Luke Bolinger, CPRP | Posted on February 12, 2020

Why become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional? For Luke Bolinger, CPRP, it is to provide people with experiences like he had as a kid and young adult right in the community he serves — and learn to do it better.

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HAIP Video blog 410

Helping Older Adults Get Active and Form Social Connections

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on February 11, 2020

Since 2013, NRPA, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been providing funding to local park and recreation agencies to support the delivery of three evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs.

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Agents of Change podcast 410

How Park and Recreation Professionals Are Agents of Change — Episode 059

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 10, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we sit down with Kristine Stratton, NRPA President and CEO, and Neelay Bhatt, Vice President at PROS Consulting Inc, to discuss their presentation at the Agents of Change Summit this week.

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Naloxone Debate 410

The Naloxone Debate — To Carry or Not to Carry

By Allison Colman | Posted on February 6, 2020

Despite recommendations from our nation’s top public health officials, the decision for park and recreation professionals to carry naloxone - an opioid overdose reversal medication - remains debatable and somewhat contentious across the field for a variety of reasons.

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Scholarship 410

Attend the NRPA Annual Conference as a Fellowship or Scholarship Recipient

By Suzanne Nathan | Posted on February 4, 2020

Did you know NRPA's Young Professional Fellowships, Diversity Scholarships and Student Scholarships allow eligible NRPA members to attend the NRPA Annual Conference, all expenses paid?

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Monarch Count blog 410

Western Monarchs: Just Hanging on by a Limb

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on January 31, 2020

In 2019, the western monarch count was less than 30,000 — similar to the year before — which is 1 percent of their original historical levels. This is a cause for great concern.

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Group mentor blog 410

Park Professionals Thank Their Mentors, Have You?

By Jennifer Fulcher-Nguyen | Posted on January 30, 2020

January 30 was #ThankYourMentor day, and we celebrated by taking a look back on the messages some of our social media followers had for their mentors.

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Lauren Eck 410

How Earning Your CPRP Helps You Step Up Your Professional Game

By Lauren Eck, CPRP | Posted on January 28, 2020

Obtaining this invaluable credential in the park and recreation field is a great way to refine your knowledge, further your career and stay committed to the profession.

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OSR Episode 58 410

Turning Impossible Situations Into Opportunities — Episode 058

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 28, 2020

What started as a way for Jessica to cope with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has turned into multiple programs and cross-department partnerships that are enriching an entire community and making it safer.

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Courageous Leadership February Bonus Episode 410

What Does It Take to Be a Courageous Leader? — February Bonus Episode

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on January 23, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Jamie Sabbach, president and CEO of 110% Inc. and Amilia Consulting USA, about true courageous leadership and why it is so important to park and recreation professionals.

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Challenges of a Small Park District 410

Challenges Faced by Small Park Districts

By Michael McCann, MS | Posted on January 21, 2020

Navigating the challenges of a small park district is well worth it when staff is able to experience the impact they make on their communities.

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MLK Day of Service 410

Pursuing the Dream Where Everyone Can Thrive

By Allison Colman | Posted on January 17, 2020

This year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service, observed as “a day on, not a day off.” On this day — and all days in our profession — let’s remember the many things we do to serve our communities, and let’s strive to do even more to make King’s dream, and our dream, a reality.

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10 Minute Walk Network blog 410

New Year, New Webinars, New Leaders: 10 Minute Walk Learning Series

By Jared Mummert | Posted on January 17, 2020

In 2020, we’ll be building on our momentum with new webinar topics and new 10 Minute Walk Network leadership.

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