Eppley staff often hear, “We had no idea you existed or what you did!” when we first meet new partners or interested clients. After 27 years spent working across the nation as a part of a Big 10 University, you’d think that might not be the case! Except, it is. Eppley Institute staff struggle with how much time we need […]
Category: Parks and Recreation
Communication Courses for Park Professionals
The Eppley Institute is partnering with the National Park Service Office of Communications to develop a suite of courses to improve communications decision-making, consistency, and professionalism. These courses are designed for park professionals in federal, state, county, and municipal public lands agencies and non-profit organizations that are responsible for communicating with the public. This is an asynchronous course of study […]
Is Your Parks and Recreation Agency Accessible?
Navigating requirements, standards, and best practices around accessible recreation can be overwhelming. Everyone, regardless of age or ability, benefits from parks and recreation opportunities. For communities to fully benefit from parks and recreation opportunities, your electronic communications, program offerings, and facilities must all be accessible to people with disabilities. The National Center on Accessibility (NCA), a program of the Eppley […]
Eppley Call Out: WE NEED YOUR Park Examples
The Eppley Institute has several new projects that highlight the theoretical and practical ways park visitors benefit from the natural environment. We need concrete examples of programs, policies, partnerships and more in which parks and related organizations have incorporated nature purposefully to benefit visitors and/or their community. From basic exposure to trees or open space, to designing a facility to […]