URPA Statewide Education and Funding Initiative
North Salt Lake, UT
URPA Region 1 Event
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Utah Local Governments Trust
55 South Highway 89
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
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 Utah.
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.
9:00 - 9:15am
Arrival, Registration and Light Refreshments
9:15 - 9:30am
Welcome & Introductions
9:30 - 10:30am
Keynote Session - Beyond Access by Featured Play Scholar:
Dr. Keith Christensen, Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities
10:30 - 10:45am
10:45 - 12:00pm
Education Session: Words on Play: Fuel Your Community's Passion for Play and Recreation
12:00 - 12:45pm
Lunch & URPA Statewide Initiative Overview
12:45 - 1:15pm
Hands-On Learning Activities
1:15 - 1:30pm
Closing & Surveys
Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs for a total of 2.5 Professional Development Hours. .25 IACET /2.5 LU AIA/ 2.5 PDH LA CES