Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Readin', Writin' and Recreation

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Readin', Writin' and Recreation

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With NRPA's 2014 Congress rapidly approaching, we wanted to take a closer look at the realm of education in our field, and how Congress contributes to the knowledge base of up-and-coming park and recreation professionals. Below, find information on what's affecting the future of professional training, postsecondary education, and what it takes to prepare for the huge influx of individuals looking to expand their skills at NRPA Congress.

10,633.75: Number of hours NRPA members spent in classrooms at the Houston Convention Center for NRPA's 2013 Congress to earn a total of 850.7 CEU credits.

469: Number of speakers presenting at the 2014 Congress.

493: Number of education session proposals received during the 2014 call for proposals.

209: Number of education sessions selected to be included in Charlotte for NRPA's 2014 Congress.

7,007: Number of chairs that will be needed in the Charlotte Convention Center to accommodate this year's Congress attendees.

203: Number of U.S. colleges that offer parks, recreation and leisure studies as a major. …

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