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.
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2020 NRPA Virtual Comprehensive BundleContains 65 Product(s)
The 2020 NRPA Virtual education sessions provide an inspirational approach to professional development for Park and Recreation professionals. Register for this comprehensive package of the 2020 education sessions and join the discussions on innovation, social equity, and the essential roles you serve to positively impact communities.
There’s an Octopus in the Parking Garage?! ‘Futureproof’ Your Parks for Resiliency to Climate ChangeContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session for an overview of how climate change will be affecting parks and recreation departments, what jurisdictions around the country are doing to be more resilient, and how you can describe these changes and their effects on elected officials and the public.
How to Expand Ecological Restoration and Management in Your Park SystemContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session for a deep dive on how to improve the quality of natural resources with a limited budget. In this session case studies from the Upper Midwest and Great Plains will be used to present an approach to planning.
2020 Advocacy BundleContains 3 Product(s)
This bundle is a collection of 2020 Virtual sessions that include advocacy discussions related to grant funding and the expansion of ecological restoration.
Assigning Value to the Financial, Environmental and Social Benefits of Nature in Urban GreenspacesContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session to learn how the Houston Park and Recreation Department's Natural Resource Management Program used a pilot project to assign value to the economic, environmental and social impact of restoring a natural-area park meant to inform the future development of city parks.
2020 Innovation BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This bundle is a collection of 2020 Virtual sessions with a focus on next practices and the use of innovative technology and natural resource management.
From Brown to Green: Transforming Urban Infrastructure in Lakeland, FloridaContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual sessionto learn how innovative designs for brownfield sites, partnering, and funding are remediating the land and transforming it into a new Central Park for Florida.
Adaptive Natural Resource Management: Tools for ImplementationContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual Conference archive for an overview of the adaptive management cycle with real-world examples from Metroparks Toledo. The discussion will include the roles of GIS, rapid ecological assessments, monitoring protocols, and other tools used to drive implementation for site-specific and long-range resource management plans.
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