CTE Briefing

Mixing Work and Play: Building Awareness for Career and Tech Ed Opportunities in Parks and Rec

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on September 21, 2018

Afterschool and summer learning programs, including those offered by local parks and rec agencies, are well positioned to support youth in developing the in-demand skills and competencies sought by employers.

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Secretary Zinke Announces LWCF Allocations

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 21, 2018

Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this year’s Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations this week at Acadiana Park Nature Station in Louisiana.

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Universal Recreation: Meh or Magnificent? — Episode 026

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 18, 2018

In this episode, we chat about why universal recreation is important and how it can improve all aspects of parks and recreation.

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LWCF Blog

Historic Day for the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 14, 2018

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed legislation that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conversation Fund.

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Removing Barriers Through Aqua Fitness Programming

By Shauna Lewallen, CPRP | Posted on September 14, 2018

Neuro-Splash has become more than just exercise, for some participants it’s become a support network and given a new outlook on life

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The Dockless Invasion

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 12, 2018

The dockless bike and scooter revolution is making a play to enter many metropolitan areas and may be headed to your city next.

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New for Conference — Sport Your Personal Gender Pronoun!

By Allison Colman | Posted on September 10, 2018

A gender pronoun reflects who a person is, how they identify and how they would like to be referred to by others.

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This Delta Community Uses Nutrition to Strengthen the Next Generation

By Allison Colman | Posted on September 7, 2018

In Tunica, Mississippi, community leaders and organizations are working together to make changes that will provide better food access and improve health across the community.

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Monarch Success!

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on September 4, 2018

We are seeing the fruits of our labor in our NRPA pollinator garden — monarch caterpillars!

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Celebrating Our 25th Episode: Why We Love Park & Rec Pros — Episode 025

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 4, 2018

To celebrate the 25th episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing the things we love about park and recreation professionals.

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2018 Farm Bill Update: Tell Your Members of Congress That You Love LAMP!

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on August 29, 2018

The House and Senate are currently working to reconcile the differences in each of their versions of the 2018 Farm Bill to pass a final, unified bill before the September 30 deadline.

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Conservation Sessions at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

By Michele White | Posted on August 28, 2018

To help you plan, we’ve put together a list of some of the stellar conservation-focused education sessions offered at the NRPA Annual Conference.

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Cornfields and Commit to Health: My Reaction to Rural Recreation and Nutrition

By Audrey Fox | Posted on August 23, 2018

This summer, NRPA staff conducted site visits to rural grant recipients to see what Commit to Health funding and resources look like in action.

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Parks and Recreation: Impacting the Lives of Older Adults Across the Country

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on August 21, 2018

At a time when the older adult population is growing at such a rapid rate, it’s no surprise that park and recreation agencies are playing their part to serve the needs and desires of this growing population.

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How Risk Play Can Benefit Kids — Episode 024

By Cort Jones | Posted on August 20, 2018

Unstructured, hands-on, risk play is making a comeback, and it can teach kids lessons and skills that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

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Taking Park Access for Granted and Resources to Help

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 14, 2018

Check out this preview of all the sessions at the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference that can help agencies improve park access.

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Understanding Equity in Parks and Recreation

By Jared Mummert | Posted on August 14, 2018

What is “social equity” and what does it mean for your park agency?

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Free the Beach!

By Robert García | Posted on August 14, 2018

The City Project, GreenLatinos and California LULAC oppose an unfair settlement agreement and support equal access to the California coast.

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