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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Future of Adaptive Programming — Episode 057
By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 16, 2020
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Julianne Mills of Disabled Sports USA to find out how they're improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.
Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional
By Anthony Iracki, CPRP | Posted on January 16, 2020
For Anthony Iracki, becoming a CPRP is a personal commitment to the field and to serving his community at large.
The Opposite of Addiction Is Not Sobriety, It’s Connection
By Cassie Pais | Posted on January 10, 2020
Park and recreation professionals have a clear role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic by leveraging their strengths to foster connections, supporting people experiencing adversity and trauma, and creating positive experiences for our communities.
Supporting Families Through Healthy Eating
By Daniel W. Hatcher | Posted on January 9, 2020
As we begin 2020, here are three resources from Healthier Generation’s new Eating Healthy at Home campaign.