More than Birds and Bunnies
Parks have always had a role in nature education. They are where the public goes to experience and learn about the natural world. Many agencies have nature centers, guided hikes, paddling trips, nature-focused summer camps and more. But most of those programs and facilities are focused on local flora and fauna (birds and bunnies). There will always be some demand for this. However, if parks and recreation is to remain relevant and important in our communities, we need to address the important issues of today. And, in the environmental field, nothing is bigger than global climate change. From extreme weather events to rising sea levels to reduced crop yields, the eff....
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