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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The Future of Adaptive Programming 410

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.

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Anthony Iracki CPRP blog 410

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.

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The Opposite of Addiction 410

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.

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Supporting Families Through Healthy Eating 410

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.

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