Talking About the National Recreation and Park Association
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
1h ago
"Parks can be a great antidote to social isolation and mental health struggles.  Yet the only way to do that effectively is to invest in our parks and make sure that the experience that people have when they go is positive and supportive of those health outcomes." Key Moments 05:31 The Impact of Local Parks on Personal Growth 08:39 NRPA's origin and evolution, partnership with parks. 11:39 Protecting Natural Spaces for Future Generations 13:33 NRPA Resources and Geographical Connection 16:44 The Importance of Parks and Recreation for Community Health 21:49 Health and Tourism Being Vital f ..read more
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Creating Experiences for Normal People
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
2M ago
"The general public is not impressed with how much you know. They're impressed with how much you've inspired them to know more about the places they visit." Key Moments 02:04 Creating Park Experiences for New Visitors 07:10 The Challenge of Information Overload in the Digital Era 10:35 Historical Communication and Public Engagement 16:02 Inspire Learning through Augmented Reality Historical Storytelling 18:08 Instant Information Access on Learning 21:19 Contact for creating park experiences or highlights. Resources www.parkleaders.com https://parkleaders.com/about/ Facebook - https://www ..read more
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Volunteer Projects to Enhance Tourism
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
2M ago
"We have to do more things with younger people to make sure they know what a cool industry we are and that there are so many different job opportunities that aren't just front line."  Key Moments 04:35 Tourism Synergy and Collaboration 08:37 Empowering Youth to Make a Positive Impact  14:50 Revitalizing Urban Parks and Workforce Development. 19:03 Building Partnerships for Environmental Conservation 20:26 Historic Site Preservation 23:50 Community Support in the Tourism Industry 28:06 Promoting Career Diversity to Youth Resources www.parkleaders.com https://parkleaders.com/about/ Fac ..read more
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The Role of a Park Director
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
3M ago
 "A good new part director has a vision. And and if you want to make a difference and leave your mark, you have to have vision of where you want to take your agency in the next year, in the next 3 years, and in the next 5 years." Key Moments 06:53 Recognize the need to act as leader. 11:39 Watch what you say, people are listening. 13:38 Build on core values, ethics, and vision. 18:28 New directors often overwhelmed, need readiness training. 21:35 Stay close to service, vision, motivate. 25:38 Seek smarter team members for success. Resources www.parkleaders.com https://parkleaders.com/abou ..read more
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Leadership is a Choice
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
3M ago
“Go sit on a rock in your favorite spot somewhere and do a very serious self-assessment. What am I good at? What am I not good at? What do I like to do? What do I don't like to do? And if you don't want to be out there in the lead, if you don't want to be out there taking some risk, if you don't want to get up in front of audiences, don't put yourself in that position." Key Moments 01:45 Starting a Career in Parks and Recreation 06:37 Ranger Experience in Yosemite 10:31 Toxic Work Environments 13:57 Conservation Efforts in Protected Areas 14:45 Environmental Protection by National Park Service ..read more
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Answering Questions About Being a Park Ranger
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
4M ago
"If you're going to be really good at it, you're passionate about it. You believe that you're doing something that's bigger than just collecting a paycheck." Key Moments 02:05 Inspiration for a Career in Park Rangers 06:13 Evolving Qualifications for Park Rangers 08:39 The Importance of Passion in Career Choices 21:38 Evolution of Park Rangers and Park Management 31:44 Job Application Strategies and Power of Networking 45:11 The Importance of Work-Life Balance in the Great Outdoors 47:54 Unexpected Challenges of Environmental Awareness 53:28 College Involvement, Professional Associations, and ..read more
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Document History
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
7M ago
"Sometimes we forget, or perhaps even take for granted, the significant role that we may be we may be playing in this legacy that we call parks." Episode HIghlights 01:07 Significance of national parks and our role in preserving parks. 04:53 Organic Act of 1916 shaped National Park Service. 06:49 Lack of agreement among states led to individual state park systems. 10:05 Need to actively preserve and utilize information for future generations. 16:08 Challenge of storing, organizing, and preserving photos and videos. 21:41 Document and archive significant historical events proactively. 25:0 ..read more
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The Impact of Local Conservation
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
8M ago
“those little tidbits of information really help park and conservation leaders be better in their jobs, be better stewards of the resources, and just be better community leaders." – Chris Lee Episode Highlights [00:02:21] Importance of local parks and conservation efforts. [00:03:53] Parks offer a strong community presence and finding solace in nature. [00:08:01] Park rangers connect people to experiences with the outdoors. [00:11:59] Always strive to improve leadership skills. 00:13:12] Focus on team culture. [00:17:33] Understand your purpose to find fulfilling work in the parks. Connect wit ..read more
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Manage Like a Mother
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
9M ago
"When your mother was not setting expectation properly and yet was keeping you accountable, it felt unfair. You remember that. So take those learnings and apply them in the workforce..." – Valerie Cockerell The skills and experiences of motherhood translate into essential and effective leadership skills. Valerie Cockerell started to find similarities between the challenges of managing a park to the struggles of parenting. Throughout our conversation, she emphasizes the valuable skills mothers acquire through managing a household, such as time management, conflict resolution, and crisis managem ..read more
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The Future of Camping
Park Leaders Show
by Jody Maberry
9M ago
"... they don't have to make conservation their top priority. So you combine those 2, and they are really doing some innovative things around camping." The increasing demand for camping in natural parks has impacted the future of camping. Companies are taking notice and working to proactively prepare for this growing interest. During this conversation, Donald Forgione joins to talk about camping trends and innovations and how it's evolving to meet the growing demand. There continues to a growing interest around camping in natural, state, and national parks. Industry leaders like KOA, Winnebago ..read more
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