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Eppley’s alliance with Ron Vine and Associates

October 24, 2016

The Eppley Institute is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Ron Vine and Associates to market, develop, administer, analyze and present the results from parks and recreation statistically valid surveys.  Collectively, Eppley and the principal of Ron Vine and Associates have conducted more than 500 parks and recreation surveys nationwide. Together, our talents and expertise will allow

Playground Maintenance Technician Program Offered By The Eppley Institute

April 11, 2016

Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, in collaboration with the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) of Illinois now offers the Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT) Program. Playgrounds are spaces for children to engage in active play and healthy risk-taking; however, according to the U.S. Census Bureau over 215,000 emergency room-related injuries occur on playgrounds every

Great Lakes Park Training Institute Honors 2016 Award Winners

March 10, 2016

The Great Lakes Park Training Institute honored the top professionals, programs, and facilities in the Midwest during its annual awards dinner on February 23, 2016 at Indiana’s Pokagon State Park. The Institute acknowledged the 2016 winners of the Garrett G. Eppley Scholarship; the Park, Facility, and Recreation Program Award; the Richard Lawson Award for Professional Excellence; and the

New Interpretation Course Now Available!

October 22, 2015

Are you in charge of interpretation for schools, but don’t know much about school curriculum? Do you want to tailor your interpretive programs so they are more appealing for field trips? This course is designed just for you! The Eppley Institute is excited to announce the release of a brand new course in interpretation, More Than Just a

Sharpen your Presentation Skills: Ready, Set, Go!

July 15, 2015

Are you new to presenting and instruction, a little rusty being in front of the group, or not getting positive feedback on your presentations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Training Basics for Busy Professionals: Ready, Set, Go! courses are for you! Designed for both new and experienced trainers, the self-paced e-courses in

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Upcoming Changes Planned for Your Interpretation E-courses!

July 2, 2015

This fall, the Eppley Institute will be making several improvements to our online Interpretation Courses. The National Park Service and several other interpretive agencies are in the process of revising their Interpretation and Education professional standards and competencies. In response to these changes, and in order to continue providing high-quality training, several proValens Interpretation courses will be updated

Special Use Permitting for Parks and Recreation Professionals

April 29, 2015

Parks—and other public facilities—are amazing venues for all kinds of events. From arts fairs and family reunions to sports competitions and political rallies, agencies are inundated with a variety of requests to use their sites. Agencies that manage parks, community facilities, and public spaces have an important management tool in the form of special use permitting. Managing these

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Thinking Locally

March 26, 2015

The Eppley Institute has worked with numerous partners over the years: county park districts, municipalities, public health departments, federal agencies, state government divisions, and nonprofit organizations. We’ve worked internationally, in all manner of US states, and right here in Indiana. One of the best things about working at Eppley is the variety of settings and organizations we work

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