World Urban Parks & World Parks Academy Webinars

National Park City Initiative - The First Year London & 25*2025

Webinar Description:

In July 2019, London became the globe’s first city to adopt the National Park City Charter and become the first National Park City.  Join founder and urban recreation/conservation provocateur Daniel Raven-Ellison for a talk that explores the evolution of the movement, London’s path to adoption, and lessons learned in the first year of the program’s deployment in one of the world’s great urban centers.  Participants will also get to speak with Jayne Miller from World Urban Parks to discuss ways their communities can be a part of this movement and possibly become one of the 25 National Park Cities across the globe by 2025.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the National Park Cities Initiative and the Charter that Guides Implementation
  2. Understand the path London took to become the world’s first National Park City
  3. Learn what has taken off in London’s first year, and what are opportunities for work in the coming year.
  4. Be able to communicate and envision what your community could do to begin the journey to being one of the 25 cities across the globe that will become National Park Cities by 2025.

Speaker:

Scott Martin (Moderator) - Executive Director, River Heritage Conservancy, USA
Alison Barns – National Park City Foundation
Daniel Raven-Ellison - Parent, National Park City Founder, National Geographic Explorer
Jayne Miller – Chair, World Urban Parks

When

Date & Time: July 15, 2020, 12 PM EDT

Sponsored by

This professional development webinar series brought to you by World Parks Academy & World Urban Parks

Webinar URL

To register for this webinar please follow this link!

Register for CEUs HERE!

For assistance contact worldparksacademy@gmail.com

Climate Change Hasn't Stopped for a Pandemic - Adapting Parks for Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Fire

Webinar Description:

The impact of climate change on parks and protected areas is accelerating, resulting in rising temperatures, more intense and more frequent wildfires, increasingly intense river flooding, and the inundation of low-lying coastal areas due to sea level rise. This webinar will highlight the strategies that three urban park sites, the Bay Area’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco’s Crissy Field, and Louisville’s Ohio River Greenway are using to address the impacts of fire, flooding, and sea level rise.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  1. Understand how climate is changing wildland fire in the western US and how park managers are responding and adapting
  2. Discuss the importance of talking about sea level rise now
  3. Review strategies for engaging stakeholders in sea level rise planning
  4. Understand how to create informative and engaging planning tools for sea level rise

Speaker:

Michael Boland (moderator), Chief Park Officer, Presidio Trust
Lucinda Sanders, CEO and Partner, OLIN
Alison Forrestel, Chief of Natural Resources and Science, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Kevin Conger, Partner, CMG Landscape Architects

When

Date & Time: June 24th, 2020, 11 AM EDT

Sponsored by

This professional development webinar series brought to you by World Parks Academy & World Urban Parks

Webinar URL

To register for this webinar please follow this link!

Register for CEUs HERE!

For assistance contact worldparksacademy@gmail.com


Photograph credit: Nathan Waitai

Play & Resiliency Amid COVID-19, Part 2

Webinar Description:

In part two of this free webinar series, join us for inspiring ideas of play and resiliency from around the world. Learn about physical materials like playful care packages to combat social isolation in inner cities and Play It Safe Kits to re-envision streets for play; recreation opportunities using Indigenous games; and practical toolkits for families to connect with nature during COVID-19. Advocating for active and outdoor play at home and in parks and nature is uniting the world’s Parks and Recreation Professionals together to share ideas and expertise to help heal all families in the world. #naturenevercloses

Learning Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

1. To collectively develop rapid responses to the current pandemic crisis to reach children and families with ideas for play within a restricted home environment and local neighbourhood
2. To refresh our knowledge on the benefits of being in nature for our health and wellbeing
3. To understand how play and nature can directly improve our ability to respond and recover during this pandemic

Speaker:

Meghan Talarowski, Studio Ludo
Nathan Waitai, Recreation Aotearoa
Scott Shinton, Kounkuey Design Initatives
Jason Tyndall, Nature Play SA, Australia
Leticia Lozano, Moderator

When

Date & Time: May 27th, 2020, 4 PM EDT

Sponsored by

This professional development webinar series brought to you by World Parks Academy & World Urban Parks

Webinar URL

To register for this webinar please follow this link!

Register for CEUs HERE!

For assistance contact worldparksacademy@gmail.com