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The Tiny Survival Guide for This Holiday Season

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on November 23, 2020

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.

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How Biodiversity Creates Healthy Communities – December Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 19, 2020

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.”

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Staging a New ACT

By Tim Herd, CPRE | Posted on November 18, 2020

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.

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Community Healing in the Wake of Trauma — Episode 078

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 17, 2020

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.

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NRPA Virtual From a Student's Perspective

By Amanda D’Agostino | Posted on November 12, 2020

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.

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Giving Thanks in the Midst of a Pandemic

By Clement Lau, AICP, DPPD | Posted on November 10, 2020

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.

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How to Make Your Voice Heard on Election Day and Beyond — Episode 077

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on November 3, 2020

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!

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