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Serving the Better Angels of Our Nature

By Daniel L. Dustin, Ph.D. | Posted on January 27, 2021

Daniel L. Dustin, Ph.D., a professor of outdoor recreation studies at the University of Utah, shares some of the principal lessons he has learned during his 43-year tenure in higher education.

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Coffee Talk Replay: Park Equity and Racial Justice — Episode 083

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 26, 2021

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying one of our Coffee Talks from the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual), "Park Equity and Racial Justice," featuring Glenn Harris of Race Forward and NRPA's Vice President of Education and Chief Equity Officer Autumn Saxton-Ross.

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Celebrating Parks and Recreation’s Inaugural 30 Under 30 — February Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 21, 2021

On the February bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Michael Biedenstein, past chair of the NRPA Young Professional Network, and Hayley Herzing, NRPA’s senior member of membership, to talk about the inaugural 30 Under 30 program, which recognizes the 30 best and brightest park and recreation professionals under 30 years old.

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Play and Recreation Spaces — Vital Places in Our Communities

By Sarah Lisiecki | Posted on January 15, 2021

Play, playgrounds and recreation areas remain crucial to both personal and community development and we need more of them. With a new year upon us, let’s plan to explore even more and advocate for the spaces that are always there for us.

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How a Group of Teens Is Bringing a Skatepark To Their Community — Episode 082

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 12, 2021

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by three teenagers who saw a need in their community for a safe, legal place to participate in their favorite activity - skateboarding. They took it upon themselves to start a grassroots movement to create a skatepark, and the results will inspire you!

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January is National Mentoring Month!

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on January 8, 2021

January is National Mentoring Month, a time to recognize the value and impact that mentors have on our youth.

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Intergenerational Nutrition: Community Members of All Ages Can Join the Fun!

By Dr. Danielle Hollar | Posted on January 8, 2021

What types of intergenerational fun can be had that promotes good nutrition and healthy eating? Here are some ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!

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Good News in Parks – A Show that Celebrates YOU

By Anne-Marie Spencer | Posted on January 6, 2021

Anne-Marie Spencer of PlayCore shares how the show "Good News: in Parks" is bringing park and recreation professionals together, sharing good news and offering an opportunity to learn from one another.

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