In 20 concise pages you can learn about what makes great nature play, why it is important, and how you can restore it to your children’s daily lives.
Powerpoint presentation focuses on Montgomery County Green Futures, an education and outreach program to better inform policy and implementation choices made by local officials.
These lesson plans were developed to address program requests and to facilitate discussion around this important issue. Please feel free to use them in any way that they may help you in your educational efforts on Marcellus shale and natural gas extraction.
Land trusts have available to them a variety of tools and examples of how to improve public access and provide programming on their lands. By providing opportunities for outdoor experiences, land trusts help foster people's connections to nature and conservation.
Outdoor recreation programming is a growing and diverse field that requires administrators to be ready to work in complex and multidisciplinary environments. Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices will help both seasoned and new administrators—as well as students and emerging professionals—flourish in various settings, including university, military, government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.
The Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide: A Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship was created to help communities protect these treasured characteristics while reaping and strengthening the benefits of economic growth. It outlines several principals that can be used by developers, design professionals and others. Its voluntary guidelines are meant to be a resource for people, businesses or organizations embarking on new construction, renovations, signage projects and the like.
A visit to conserved land or the location of an environmental restoration project may help a legislator (and their aides) better understand the positive impact of government conservation investments. This guide describes how the staff and volunteers of a conservation organization may organize a productive visit. (WeConservePA guide; 6 pages)
Walking is a free, easily accessible activity that improves physical and mental health and connects people with the outdoors. A variety of resources exist for promoting walking.
An excerpt from the FRLT Annual report regarding the organization's acquisition of open space for outdoor classrooms.