Park Manager International Certification Update

The Eppley Institute’s partnership for competency research and certification with the International Federation of Park and Recreation Academy (soon to become World Urban Parks) is creating collaborative ‘articulation’ agreements with Australia, New Zealand, Canada,

Simulated Environments Maximize Learning

The National Park Service Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) students “traveled” to a fictitious park in October of 2014. The make-believe setting? Sea Otter Island National Park. Sea Otter Island has many stories to
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Fairfield Parks and Recreation Master Plan Completed

In January 2014, the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands reached an agreement with the Fairfield, Ohio Parks and Recreation Department to complete the Department’s Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Beginning in
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Eppley presents at IPRA’s Fall Retreat

Eppley Institute Executive Director, Steve Wolter, and Project Manager, Sally Pelto-Wheeler, were invited to present at the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Fall Retreat on September 17, 2014. The retreat was held at

Farewell. A note from the Chief of PFMD.

It seems like yesterday when I was a seasonal employee assigned to the solid waste operation at Yosemite National Park. After being discharged from the army, I returned to the park of my childhood

Connection to Parks – Connection to Nature

“A kid today can likely tell you about the Amazon rain forest—but not about the last time he or she explored the woods in solitude, or lay in a field listening to the wind

Eppley Institute Senior Fellow Receives Pugsley Medal

The Eppley Institute is proud and excited to recognize Senior Fellow Jim Peterson for his selection as a Pugsley Medal recipient. Jim served on the faculty at IU Bloomington for over 20 years and