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2011-04-28 00:00:29

Association Announces 2011 Grow Your Park Grant Recipients (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has awarded $100,000 in grants to ten park and recreation agencies in the Midwest to support community gardening programs for disadvantaged youth through the association's Grow Your Park program. The grants were made possible through a gift from the J.R. Albert Foundation. NRPA's Grow Your Park program"”now in its second year"”supports the...

2011-04-22 00:00:27

NRPA Presents Quick Tips in Observance of National Playground Safety Week Ashburn, Va. (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 In observance of National Playground Safety Week, April 25-29, 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourages all parents and caregivers to be vigilant and mindful as their children play and interact in America's Backyard. Each year, more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. NRPA has provided five quick tips for adults, so they can ensure that their...

2011-03-22 00:00:27

NRPA Honors Representatives Albio Sires and Cynthia Lummis in Recognition Ceremony at US Capitol The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) honored two members of Congress for their significant contributions to parks and recreation during a Congressional Recognition Ceremony and Reception at the United States Capitol on March 17, 2011. Ashburn, Va. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) honored two members of Congress for their...

2011-03-19 00:00:27

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) welcomed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ron Sims, to its annual National Policy Dinner on March 16. Ashburn, Va. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) welcomed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) today announced that Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, will speak at the 2011 Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., on March 16, at 6:45 p.m. Ashburn, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) today announced that Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, will speak at the 2011 Legislative Forum on Parks and...

2011-02-27 00:01:44

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and recreation facilities in 2011. Ashburn, Va (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and...

2011-02-10 01:22:37

The payoff for investing in public parks and recreation sites may be healthier, more physically fit residents and a less strained healthcare system, according to Penn State researchers. Investments in parks and recreational services have a dramatic effect on health and fitness, say Geof Godbey, professor emeritus of leisure studies, and Andrew Mowen, associate professor of recreation and parks management. "There is a strong relationship between how much money is spent to provide such services...

2011-02-03 00:00:40

This week, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) launched NRPA Connect, the largest online networking platform for parks and recreation in the U.S. The platform, available at http://www.nrpaconnect.org, will connect members of the association through e-mail groups, forums, networks and blogs, providing a one-stop venue for sharing news and information, networking with colleagues and participating in industry-related discussions. Ashburn, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011...

2011-01-20 00:00:48

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the release of PRORAGIS (Park and Recreation Operating Ratio and Geographic Information System), a national online database and GIS-mapping system for public park and recreation operations and facilities in the U.S. Ashburn, Va. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the release of PRORAGIS (Park and Recreation Operating Ratio and Geographic...

2011-01-07 00:00:49

Unique Partnership to Strengthen Ice Arena Management and Recreation in the US The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has partnered with the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) and the National Training Center (NTC) for Public Facility Managers at Oglebay to present the Ice Arena Institute of Management (iAIM) program. The iAIM program is the ice skating industry's only educational forum designed to develop and recognize current and future management, programming and operating...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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