Outdoor recreation is an important component in planning recreation activities for a community and connecting people with their natural resources as conservation minded citizens.
This training in outdoor skill building will include: hands-on learning in archery, recreational shooting sports, fishing, and outdoor adventures. In addition ideas will be shared for planning outdoor recreation activities and program ideas for the public, awareness of how outdoor recreation aligns with conservation, marketing tips for outdoor programs, and resources from AGFC.
The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, held annually by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), showcases innovative and creative approaches to nature-based outdoor recreation research, planning, and management.
Since 1983, SORP has been serving the outdoor recreation profession. It is the nation’s leading association of outdoor recreation and related professionals who strive to protect our natural and cultural resources while providing sustainable recreation access.
The National Outdoor Recreation Conference brings together recreation resource planners, land managers, organizational partners, researchers, consultants, innovators and leaders in outdoor recreation from across the the U.S. and North America. Average conference attendance is ~400, including over 50 presenters. In order to optimize networking opportunities as well as prioritize health and safety of attendees within the conference venue, we plan to cap attendance at 500.
The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry-leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.
Course is 2 days followed by exam on Wednesday. Lunch included Monday and Tuesday.