In her presentation at NRPA Virtual, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky shared this Tiny Survival Guide from the Trauma Stewardship Institute — a tool outlining 15 strategies to help people manage the effects of trauma, including anxiety, exhaustion, anger, apathy and other emotions.
On this month's bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into one of the feature stories from the December issue of Parks & Recreation magazine, titled, “Biodiversity Lays the Pathway to Good Health.”
This blog post was inspired by an angry voicemail that Tim Herd, CPRE, CEO of the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, received in response to his organization sending out notices about diversity webinars.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying one of our Coffee Talk sessions from NRPA Virtual, when we talked with Allison Colman, NRPA director of health, and Mercy Santoro, deputy director of Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, about the importance of community healing in the wake of trauma.
Amanda D’Agostino is a student at Indiana University studying parks and recreation, and NRPA Virtual was her very first NRPA Annual Conference experience. This is what she learned.
2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways, but Clement Lau believes it's good for his soul to reflect upon what he's thankful for - this is his gratitude list.
For every social media post using the hashtag #HikeYourTurf by November 17, 2020, Merrell will donate $1 to NRPA to ensure that everyone has access to a great hike!
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by NRPA’s Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy Elvis Cordova and NRPA’s Senior Government Affairs Manager Kyle Simpson, to talk about some of NRPA’s key legislative priorities, how you can get involved in our advocacy efforts, and you guessed it — the importance of voting!
On this month's bonus episode of the podcast, we’re diving deeper into one of the feature stories from the November issue of Parks & Recreation magazine, titled, “A New Approach to Parks and Recreation System Planning," with David Barth, principal of Barth Associates.
Here are some tips and recommendations for how you might start to navigate this big question as you try to meet the needs and demands of the older adult population you serve, as well as ensure you are adhering to public health guidelines and doing your part to keep those you serve safe.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by NRPA's Vice President of Education and Chief Equity Officer, Autumn Saxton-Ross, to learn more about her vision for NRPA and the field of parks and recreation when it comes to centering equity in all that we do.
In this Parks Snapshot survey, we learned that many park and recreation agencies are offering full or truncated offerings of their fall and winter programs.
BOKS is a free physical activity program designed to reverse this health crisis by getting kids active and establishing a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.
Like so many activities forced to adapt this year due to the pandemic, the NRPA Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, which was planned to run in June for Pollinator Month, was rescheduled for September to ensure agencies and their communities could participate safely.
The wildfires in the western part of the U.S. and the conditions caused by their blazes pose a major threat to park spaces and recreation facilities, as well as raised questions about how natural disasters like these impact health and wellness, equity and conservation.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Selema Masekela, best known for his work on the ESPN X Games, to talk about how sports like skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing are great outlets for physical activity, as well as tools for social connection and fostering creativity and self-expression.
On this month's bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're having a conversation about racial equity with Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and keynote speaker for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual).
NRPA is partnering with Climate for Health to offer park and recreation professionals the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training to better understand the links between climate and health, the spectrum of climate solutions, how to speak to others effectively on the topic of climate change, and opportunities to act and advocate.