We know that today's park and recreation professionals want to reach their professional goals through education that fits their lifestyles, whether through classroom training, conference education events or fully online. NRPA supports the membership by providing an array of online learning opportunities. Tailored educational courses are offered in the following areas:
If you wish to view and search a full listing of our online learning offerings, please check out the online learning catalog.
Current Courses - Conservation
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Living STEAM Laboratories, Mitigating/Adapting to Climate ChangeContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording NRPA Live Stream Event! Join us for an interactive discussion for Parks & Recreation professionals designed to jumpstart “Living Laboratory” programs within their agencies. These programs showcase the innovative ways parks and their partners can adapt to the world’s environmental issues and raise conservation awareness.
2019 STEAM / Design Thinking BundleContains 3 Product(s)
Look no further to learn ways to add variety into your programming! These NRPA 2019 Annual Conference topics discuss how to incorporate technology, STEAM, partnerships and climate change into your programs.
2019 Climate Resiliency BundleContains 3 Product(s)
This bundle provides valuable steps and tools to increase your community's resilience. Hear from NRPA 2019 Annual Conference speakers how they have (and you can too!), demonstrated that their role in community resilience is critical.
Responding to Disaster; The Role of Parks and RecreationContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join us to hear the goals of the Operation Recreation Response initiative include helping agencies proactively develop capacity to natural disasters through better management practices.
How to use Public Parks to Improve Climate, Health, and Equity OutcomesContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this NRPA Live recorded session as urban parks leaders from across the country will discuss how they are using parks, trails, and greenspaces to help cities address the challenges posed by a warming climate.
The Vision and the Visual: Creative/Artist Partnerships in Parks and RecreationContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn from three Parks and Recreation professionals in how including artists in the process of creating programs or facility planning can lead to new and unexpected successes.
The Ecological Age: Ushering a New Age for Parks in the Face of Climate ChangeContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/28/2017
Climate change has overwhelmingly been recognized as one of the most urgent threats to our communities and our environment. Parks play a unique role in providing respite, infrastructure, adaptation and mitigation strategies for urban communities. The focus on climate change and adaptation provides a unique opportunity for a new ecological era for parks with a focus on investment in restoration and protection of natural areas.
Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to NatureContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/28/2017
NRPA, in collaboration with National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network, will discuss innovative and replicable strategies parks can employ to create meaningful connections between the outdoors and communities. With a focus on equitable access, participants will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and discover field-tested tools and collaborative strategies that maximize benefits for whole communities.
NRPA 2017 Conference Social Equity BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Social Equity." Included in this package are the following sessions: Build a 21st Century Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Work Environment at Your Agency Today, Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving Initiative, Public-Private Park Partnerships to Achieve Healthy Equity, and Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to Nature.
Wildlife Management in a Public Park Setting: Managing the Sometimes UnmanageableContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Wildlife vs. human interactions is a growing concern for liability and health officials. Participants will be exposed to the process toward developing a workable solution for mitigating wildlife issues within their parks.
Conservation Partnerships for Parks & RecreationContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2017
The conservation mission has become increasingly important as it promotes individual, social and environmental health within our communities. This session will describe how the greatest conservation successes occur in collaboration with nonprofit partners. We will review two case study and best practice examples.
How to Portray the Value of Trails in Your CommunityContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2017
This workshop will provide tangible strategies and implementation tools to leverage trails to create real-estate value and promote city building. We will also explore methodologies for design and placemaking that can create experiences and destinations, leverage public and private interests, align the trail to be a social-equity tool, and realize safe and accessible design with low environmental impact.
NRPA 2017 Conference Planning BundleContains 3 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 3 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Planning." Included in this package are the following sessions: Water Wisdom: Planning, Designing and Maintaining Water Play Destinations, City of New Orleans: Strategic Urban Water Management and Recreation Opportunities, and How to Portray the Value of Trails in Your Community