Chouteau Greenway 410

A Blueprint for Social Equity and Economic Prosperity — March Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 27, 2020

On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re talking with Susan Trautman, CEO of Great Rivers Greenway, about the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis — a $250 million greenway development project that spans 15 miles and 20 neighborhoods, with the goal of connecting communities and unifying different populations.

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Doug Guild 410

Choose to Be Great — Become a CPRE

By Doug Guild, CPRE | Posted on February 26, 2020

Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) is the highest level of certification a park and recreation professional can reach - here's why Doug Guild, Parks Superintendent for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, decided to get this certification.

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Master Planning blog 410

Equipping Park and Rec Professionals with Master Planning Tool for Developing Inclusive Spaces

By Rachel Banner | Posted on February 25, 2020

To assist park and recreation professionals in the development of equity-based system plans, NRPA has released a new online tool — Creating Equity-Based System Master Plans.

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Angelou Ezeilo podcast 410

Cultivating a New Generation of Diverse Environmental Leaders — Episode 060

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 25, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Angelou Ezeilo, founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, about her lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conservation and environmental stewardship, and the need to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.

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ePACT blog February 410

How to Prepare Your Camp for Emergencies

By Michelle Kasmierski | Posted on February 24, 2020

Whether a program participant trips and falls during an activity, experiences an allergic reaction to a bee sting, or there’s a flood or fire in the community center, having personal information available helps staff respond quickly and effectively.

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Advocacy Logger blog 410

When It Comes to Advocacy, It's All About Who You Know

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on February 20, 2020

Imagine how powerful it would be if NRPA staff knew about the relationships you had with members of Congress and could leverage them to create a more impactful dialogue between park and recreation professionals and legislators. Now there's a way to do just that.

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Firefly blog 410

Help Fireflies Before They’re Gone in a Flash

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on February 19, 2020

There are 2,000 firefly species across the world, and 200 live here in the United States. But sadly, their species is declining. Here's how you can help.

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RWJF NRPA award blog 410

A Closer Look at the RWJF-NRPA Health Equity Award

By Suzanne Nathan | Posted on February 13, 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-NRPA Award for Health Equity recognizes an individual, or team of no more than two individuals, who has successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities in their community within the past two years.

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LukeBolinger 410

CPRP Certification: Find Your Why

By Luke Bolinger, CPRP | Posted on February 12, 2020

Why become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional? For Luke Bolinger, CPRP, it is to provide people with experiences like he had as a kid and young adult right in the community he serves — and learn to do it better.

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HAIP Video blog 410

Helping Older Adults Get Active and Form Social Connections

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on February 11, 2020

Since 2013, NRPA, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been providing funding to local park and recreation agencies to support the delivery of three evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs.

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Agents of Change podcast 410

How Park and Recreation Professionals Are Agents of Change — Episode 059

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 10, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we sit down with Kristine Stratton, NRPA President and CEO, and Neelay Bhatt, Vice President at PROS Consulting Inc, to discuss their presentation at the Agents of Change Summit this week.

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Naloxone Debate 410

The Naloxone Debate — To Carry or Not to Carry

By Allison Colman | Posted on February 6, 2020

Despite recommendations from our nation’s top public health officials, the decision for park and recreation professionals to carry naloxone - an opioid overdose reversal medication - remains debatable and somewhat contentious across the field for a variety of reasons.

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Scholarship 410

Attend the NRPA Annual Conference as a Fellowship or Scholarship Recipient

By Suzanne Nathan | Posted on February 5, 2020

Did you know NRPA's Young Professional Fellowships, Diversity Scholarships and Student Scholarships allow eligible NRPA members to attend the NRPA Annual Conference, all expenses paid?

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