Texas Statewide Education and Funding Workshop - New Braunfels, TX

New Braunfels/San Antonio

Join Us in the San Antonio Area for the TRAPS Promotes Community Health & Innovative Partnerships for Play Event

March 27
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Launda Haus
360 Aquatics Circle
New Braunfels, TX

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Join us to share your vision, and discover evidence-based best practices that thoughtfully promote: physical activity, inclusive play, engagement with nature, and play value in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life in communities across Texas.

Learning Objectives:

Develop advocacy messages describing why play and recreation is essential to a healthier and happier society.

Apply research-based design best practices to create high-quality outdoor play and recreation destinations.

Discuss model projects, positive community outcomes, and the benefits of inclusion, physical activity, and nature engagement.


9:00am-9:15am: Arrival, registration, and light refreshments

9:15am-9:30am: Welcome and Introductions

9:30am-11:00am: Words on Play Part I: Turning Research into Practice

  • Why play matters?  Why community health and wellness?
  • Fostering community health and wellness with evidence-based built environments

11:00am-11:30am: Words on Play Part II: Innovating and Coordinating Community Partnerships

  • Successful partnerships in your area
  • Leveraging relationships between schools and parks, public and private organizations

Networking Lunch: Rejuvenate mind and activate body

11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch

12:00pm-12:30pm: TRAPS Statewide Funding Initiative Overview

12:30-1:30pm: Words on Play Part III: Identify, develop, and implement successful partnerships and priorities for your project.

  • Identify priorities and goals for project
  • Discuss key strategies for overcoming challenges/barriers
  • Action Planning

1:30-2pm: Closing and Survey

Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. 3 PDH HSW/0.3 CEU/3.0 LU available