Program

Mark your calendars! The 2020 Virtual NORC program is available below (note: we are still working to refine the program, including presentations, as well as other learning and networking opportunities). In the coming weeks, we will add sign up links and other information for accessing the virtual conference sessions. As a reminder, the 2020 Virtual NORC is available for free to all SORP members. If you're not a member, consider joining the organization and being a part of the virtual conference!

Jump to a specific date to explore the program.

September 16, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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Visitor Use Management Planning towards Equitable Access

Ellie Wachtel, SE Group

Molly Ryan, Resource Systems Group, Inc.

Ryan Miller, King County Metro

Ryan Dotson, King County Parks and Recreation

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Nature for All: Leading with a racial equity lens in nature park design, agency-wide decision making and nature-based community partnerships

Olena Turula, Oregon Metro, Parks, and Nature

Gaylen Beatty, Oregon Metro, Parks, and Nature

Tara Miller, Oregon Metro, Parks, and Nature

Expanding Touchless Outdoor Recreation Experiences

Sandi Miller, NIC

Chris Neff, NIC

Amanda Mock, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

1:00am - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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Equity and Inclusion for Parks: The Case of International Visitors

Mahmoud AlArab, Clemson University

Ellen Koppa, Clemson University

Young Suk Oh, Clemson University

Parisa Hadiandehkordi, Clemson University

Marcy DeMillion, National Park Service

Donald Leadbetter, National Park Service

September 22, 2020

11:00am - 2:00pm PDT (3 hours)

 

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Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation - Examining Culture and Bias (open to all, including non-SORP members)

Thanks to CHM Government Services for their underwriting support of this session.

Parker McMullen Bushman, Ecoinclusive

September 23, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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Mountain Alliance: Providing High Quality Outdoor Education to Rural Youth Through Creative Partnerships

Robert Broce, Appalachian State University

Zack Green, Mountain Alliance

Investing in Parks and Recreation for Communities in Need

Ben Donatelle, Washington (the state) Recreation and Conservation Office

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Building an Inclusive Agency: How a large natural resources agency made diversity, equity, & inclusion a priority

Lauren Imgrund, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Emily Hendrickson, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Advancing Equity in Outdoor Recreation through Placemaking

Sharon Yazowski, Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

1:00 - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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BIPOC (& Ally) Outdoor Recreation Space 

Working Toward Allyship Training

(open to all, including non-SORP members)

Mike Hill, USFS

Rena Payan, Youth Outside

September 29, 2020

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Delivering Outdoor Recreation Services for Future Generations (open to all, including non-SORP members) REGISTER

Sandi Miller, Vice President NIC Outdoors
JC Martel, PhD, Senior Data Scientist, NIC
Chris Neff, Vice President Marketing & Research, NIC

September 30, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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It’s all about who you know and what you share: Social network analysis tools for diversity inclusion and effective collaboration

Elizabeth (Bess) Perry, Michigan State University

Connect with Visitors Where they are Via Mobile Devices

Ryan Branciforte, CEO, OuterSpatial

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Collaborative Trail Research Enabling Data-Driven Decisions

Darin Newman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Alyssa Olson, Three Rivers Park District

Creating a Premier Regional Water Trail

Raine Gardner, MSA Professional Services

Dan Williams, MSA Professionals Services

1:00 - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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Outdoor Recreation: Policy Shop Talk (open to all, including non-SORP members) REGISTER

Nicole Vasilaros, Senior Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs, National Marine Manufacturers Association

Axie Navas, Director, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division

Scott Schloegel, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Motorcycle Industry Council

Aaron Bannon, Executive Director, America Outdoors Association

MODERATOR: Jessica Turner, Executive Director, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

October 7, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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Your Guide to Adaptive Recreation: How to build inclusive programming that promotes equity and wellness for people with disabilities

Tish Scolnik, GRIT Freedom Chair

Carly Pearson

Mike Halpert, GRIT Freedom Chair

Disability and Outdoor Recreation Marketing: Bridging The Equity Gap

Josh Loebner, Designsensory

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Creating The Conduit To Nature for Health

Ryan Jenkins, Healthy Parks Healthy Person - Tennessee State Parks

Park Rx: Achieving Wellness Through Outdoor Recreation

John Henderson, Park Rx America

1:00 - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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JEDI Commitment in the Outdoors

REGISTER

(open to all, including non-SORP members)

Parker McMullen Bushman, Ecoinclusive

October 14, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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Parks with Purpose: Healthy and Inclusive Outdoor Spaces

Shannon Lee, The Conservation Fund

Annie Moore, Friends of Lindsay Street Park

Activating a Community

Credell Walls, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Adam Kessel, Forest Preserves of Cook County

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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How to Connect Our LGBTQ+ Community Within the Outdoors

Alexis Puerto-Holmes, Sonoma County Regional Parks

Inspiring Stewardship, Participation, and Advocacy with Meaningful Community Engagement

Arin Blair, MKSK

1:00 - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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When Equity and Inclusion are centered diversity is an outcome

Rena Payan, Youth Outside

October 21, 2020

9:00am - 10:15am PDT (75 minutes)

 

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Volunteer Stewardship on Public Lands

Connecting Communities Where Both Wildlife and People Thrive

Jeremy Lin, California State Parks

Angelina Yost, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Shannon Smith, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

11:00am - 12:15pm PDT (75 minutes)

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Wellness Partnerships: Connecting People, Partners & Land Trusts

Bob Bowers, The Trustees of Reservations

Eileen Small, The Trustees of Reservations

Women of Wilderness: Steps Towards Women Empowering Women in the Outdoors

Katie Wisniewski, Tennessee State Parks

1:00 - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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Diving into Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORP)

Zach Foster, Arkansas State Parks

Anne Marshall, Tennessee State Parks

Kacie Miller, Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Dr. Randy Rosenberger, Oregon State University

October 28, 2020

9:00am - 10:00am PDT (60 minutes)

 

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The Use of Drones for Recreational Impact Monitoring of Public Lands

Kristen Sikorsky, Kansas State University

Participant Employed Videography and Spatial-Temporal Designs: A Systematic Review

Jessica Fefer, Kansas State University

Chris Zajchowski, Old Dominion University

Brendan Kane, Old Dominion University

Cait Henry, Kansas State University

Examining outdoor experiences and place relationships through online trip reports

Monika Derrien, USFS

Melanie Armstrong, Western Colorado University

Hannah Schaefer Tibbett, Western Colorado University

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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A Case Study of Cimarron National Grassland: Gaging Visitor Patterns

Sarah Jackson, Kansas State University

Ryan Sharp, Kansas State University

Jessica Fefer, Kansas State University

Michael Brunson, Kansas State University

Kristen Sikorsky, Kansas State University

Amy Nickel, Kansas State University

Dylan Doeblin, Kansas State University

Rachel Shively, Kansas State University

Julianna Rogowski, Kansas State University

Cait Henry, Kansas State University

Brian Peterson, Kansas State University

Managing for Diversity – A Research-Based Crowding Study in Beltzville State Park, PA

Adrian Benedetti, Penn State University

Community Supported Ecosystems: A Market Based Model for Conserving Private Lands

Mark Fly, University of Tennessee

Mia Wavrek, University of Tennessee

1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT (60 minutes)

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Characterizing the economic contribution of visitor expenditures at wildlife management areas

Neelam Chandra Poudyal, University of Tennessee

Cristina Watkins, University of Tennessee

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Outdoor Recreation

Daniel O'Toole, USFS

Leslie Brandt, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

“It opened our eyes to the park”: Using the Congaree National Park Synchronous Fireflies Festival as a pathway for increasing stewardship

Cait Henry, Kansas State University

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