2019 Education Sessions Schedule



1:00 - 2:15 PM 

Great Lifeguards Aren't  Built in a Day 
Regional Recreation Roundtable 
S.C.H.A.R.P.E.N. Your Ax and Elevate Your Agency  
CPTED and Parks Planning 
Emergency! Playing Games with Your Special Events
Improve Community Sustainability with Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification

2:30 - 3:45 PM 

Your Bus Trip Bill of Rights 
Community Inclusion - Everyone Plays Here! (CANCELLED)
Fine-tuning the Facilitation of Icebreakers and Teambuilding Activities 
Matchup of the Century: Parks & Recreation vs. Finance 
The Real Dill: Pickleball Design and Play 
Creating, Building, and Maintaining Civic Engagement in City Park Systems

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Keynote: Sharpen Your Game with the Power of Pragmatic Passion


8:30 - 9:45 AM 

DIG Strategies to Combat the Aquatics Staff Shortage   
Dog Tails - Digging into Dog Parks 
University-Community Partnerships to Evaluate and Improve Services 
Science & Nature Summer Camps through Partnerships with Public Schools 
Perceived Risk in Play and Learning 
Sustainability by Design 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session: Details coming!

2:30 - 3:45 PM 

Building Equity Through Workforce Development 
Centre-ing Our Community One Step at a Time  
Employment Engagement: Unlock Potential and Drive High Performance 
Passionate Participation – Engaging residents in trail building!  
Selling and Sustaining Corporate Sponsorships 
You Too Can Run a Fantastic Outdoor Adventure Program! 

4:00 - 5:15 PM 

Urban Arts 
Embracing LGBTQ & Gender Affirming Spaces 
Insights and Outcomes of Philadelphia's Civic Commons Park Investments 
The Political Power of Community Recreation 
Making Connections and Building Community 
Understanding Our Role in Quality Youth Sports! 


8:30 - 9:45 AM

Mountain Biking in Local Parks 
Water Safety for the Ages 
Who Has Time for Fundraising? 
Making Water Work for Your Park 
Safe Bus Transportation and Accommodating Passengers with Disabilities 
Urban Green Space and Workforce Development 

1:15 - 2:30 PM 

Swimming Pool Renovations 
Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Planning for Park Managers 
When youth try new physical activities
Accessibility as a Driver of Playground Design
Community Connections One Event at a Time 
Opioid Task Force Update 

2:45 - 4:00 PM 

Leadership 2025: Key Recommendations from the 2018 Recreation and Conservation Leadership Summit:
Making PA's Outdoor Corps Work for You 
Aquatics Roundtable 
Building a Comprehensive Trail Network through Partnership 
You Down With PPP? 
The Value of Evaluation in Parks and Recreation 


8:30 - 9:45 AM 

Do It Yourself (DIY) Pool Experiments 
Become a Hug-a-Tree and Survive Instructor (CANCELLED)
Small Solutions for Skateboarding in Your Community 
Escape the Conference 
Adaptive Kayaking: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, Paddle On 
A Plan and Process for Completing a Playground Project 

10:00 - 11:15 AM

Endnote - Jamie Bestwick, British BMX rider

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