May 07, 2013 | No comments
A recent blog post titled "Forget Hiking! Google Maps Hits the Grand Canyon" asks whether new technology makes it too easy to be an "armchair" hiker. Having been to the Grand Canyon a few times, and having watched my daughter and friends see this indescribable sight for the first time...
April 22, 2013 | No comments
It's Earth Day! How are you planning to commemorate this day?
April 16, 2013 | No comments
Several years ago, the Eppley Institute, in conjunction with Dr. Bill Ramos and Indiana University's Aquatic Institute, developed the Aquatics Management Certificate Program, a set of five e-courses that serves as an introduction to the field.
March 28, 2013 | No comments
The plight of bats and their fight against White Nose Syndrome (WNS) continue to be important issues to me, especially as more is learned about this deadly fungus.
March 12, 2013 | No comments
This year, the Great Lakes Park Training Institute provided recognition to individuals, programs, and facilities that have made a significant impact on the parks and recreation field in the great lakes region.
March 07, 2013 | No comments
At midnight on Friday, March 1, 2013, the sequestration on government spending went into effect. The National Park Service is just one of the many agencies impacted by the sequester. NPS Director Jon Jarvis shared how the parks will be affected by the sequestration in a video posted by CBS.
March 05, 2013 | No comments
If February is the shortest month, then why does it always seem the longest? As a foil to the dreary February rain and cold, I plan for trips to warmer climes, but also take the time to organize memorabilia from previous travels.
February 20, 2013 | No comments
The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands successfully implemented two Pathfinders℠ workshops for the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD). A Pathfinders℠ workshop is Eppley's unique process in which self-facilitated groups are utilized in a...
February 04, 2013 | No comments
Several years ago, the Eppley Institute, in conjunction with Dr. Bill Ramos and Indiana University's Aquatic Institute, developed a set of five e-courses that serve as an introduction to aquatic management.
January 27, 2013 | No comments
In 2013, our country will mark the anniversaries of many major events in our civil rights history. You can take part in the commemoration just by heading to your local movie theater to see Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
January 23, 2013 | No comments
February is just around the corner and with it, the 67th Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI).
January 18, 2013 | No comments
On the third Monday of January each year, the United States remembers the birthday of one of the greatest civil rights advocates in our country's history - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 2013 | No comments
Do you work for a parks department and often wonder how other parks and recreation agencies are operating? I mean, parks and recreation agencies exist for the same reasons, right?
December 18, 2012 | No comments
Recently I was in Washington, DC, to facilitate a meeting with the National Park Service Partnership Office. The day-long meeting assisted the office with its goals for the next several years.,,,
December 10, 2012 | No comments
It seems like many playgrounds installed today are not the fun, creative, and imaginative places that I remember from my childhood. I understand that there are many safety concerns..
November 27, 2012 | No comments
The Indiana Park and Recreation Association's 2013 State Conference is scheduled for January 16-18, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Eppley Institute is a proud conference partner for this state-wide event.
November 21, 2012 | 1 comment
Business trips can be a mixed bag. Sometimes you get stuck in a hotel room just trying to catch up on emails.