Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Wildlife Explorers: Connecting Kids to Nature

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Wildlife Explorers: Connecting Kids to Nature

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In November 2016, we launched Wildlife Explorers, NRPA's turnkey initiative that connects kids to nature. To date, the online Wildlife Explorers curriculum (http://www. nrpa.org/our-work/partnerships/initiatives/wildlifeexplorers/) has been accessed by more than 1,000 agencies and community partners who plan to implement the program within parks to reach more than 23,000 children, nationally. To supplement the provided online resources, we conducted a live training webinar focused on best practices for creating environmental likeability through park and recreation programming. Presenters included the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New Bedford Parks Recreation and Beaches, which received a grant from NRPA to implement the program this past fall. The recorded webinar is now available on our website (http://bit.ly/2lJBNR8). …

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