Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to Nature

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.


  • Evaluate barriers/disparities in connecting underserved populations to nature opportunities, and identify strategies and highlight success stories that address equity;
  • Explore metrics and tools that help to measure impact and reach of nature programming and spaces within communities; and 
  • Learn how park agencies and partner organizations are connecting young people to the outdoors through collective impact partnerships.
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