Three sessions will be offered for rangers, outdoor professionals, programmers and anyone dealing with customer service. Sign up for half or full day.
Morning session will be a classroom setting with two sessions:
Nature Based Programming - Maricopa County Parks
Learning outcomes: (8:30 - 9:45 AM) Approved for .1 CEU's
- Create programs with lesson plans and props
- Helpful tricks when dealing with groups of all ages
- Safety tips when dealing with critters and cactus
Verbal Judo - Ron Jones, Lead Park Ranger - Town of Queen Creek
Learning Outcomes: (10:00 - 11:15 AM) Approved for .1 CEU's
- Listen Better and Always Be Heard
- Learn What Never to Say
- Engage People Through Empathy
- Stop Verbal Attacks in Their Tracks
Lunch on your own but served at The Overlook restaurant located inside of the Oro Valley Community Center .
After lunch will be a 45 minute classroom session then attendees will move outside for about 1.5 hours and do some hands-on trail work.
All Things Trails - Overview for Managing Natural Surface Trails
Claire Miller, Park Supervisor, and Brian Holtz, Ranger II - City of Phoenix
Learning Outcomes: (12:45 - 3:30 PM) Approved for .3 CEU's
- Learn key concepts of a sustainable trail system, how to recognize "problem areas" on natural surfaces.
- Learn about trail assessments/inspections, how to prioritize maintenance projects to identify trail maintenance issues.
- Complete basic trail maintenance activities, what tools to utilize and how to safely complete necessary maintenance activities
- Introduction to Crew leadership, how to prepare employees or volunteers to lead a crew of trail maintenance personnel in the field.
- Hands on session will take place in Honeybee Park near the facility
Fees are based on the number of sessions which you register to attend:
Members $10 - $15
Non-Members $20 - $30