The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands released its 2019-20 Annual Report.
The Eppley Institute was a unit of the School of Public Health at IU Bloomington in 2019-20 and the Annual Report lays out Eppley’s contributions to the State, IU, and the nation prior to July 1, 2020. Some of the features include:
Publication of a dozen technical reports for the National Park Service, Center for Rural Engagement, Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative, and others;
Publication of over 50 online c-course ranging from Green Park Operations, Safety in Parks, North Florida Keys National Marine Boater Education, Human Health and Nature, First Line Supervisor Management, and others that total over 200 total online e-courses for park and public land managers.
Publication of 4 journal articles on health and trail use in domestic and international journals
New research work with the US Army Corps of Engineers around climate change on the great lakes, COVID-19 preparedness for Indiana and Michigan Park and Recreation professionals
Robust program revenue increases that add to Eppley’s long term financial sustainability.
New funding sponsors from around the nation and a melding of the National Center on Accessibility as a program unit within Eppley.
The entire 24-page annual report also outlines funding sources for the Institute including powerful partnerships around the nation and world focusing on parks and public lands management. The Annual Report also summarizes the 3-year process of moving the Eppley Institute from the School of Public Health to the Indiana Institute for Disability and Community in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington.