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Special Event Planning (Rec U) POSTPONED
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Recreation University supported by Mary Jean & Oliver Travers Foundation

When: March 31, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Robinson Nature Center
Columbia, Maryland 
United States
Contact: Chuck Montrie

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Recreation University


supported by Mary Jean & Oliver Travers Foundation


Individual sessions of the Recreation University program are now open for registration.


You may register for one or all of the remaining sessions.


Recreation University is designed to provide new employees or seasonal staff with the foundational knowledge of the Parks & Recreation Management field. This program is designed for professionals without a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. 


Course work has been selected by professionals in the field and will be taught by experts in the Parks & Recreation industry. Throughout the program, participants will share and apply their knowledge to real life scenarios.


Specialized introductory classes will occur after each class. Topics will include aquatics, ADA and access, facilities management and operations, and more. Specific schedule TBD.


Cost:  $75/session


**Please note:  The 3/31/2020 class has been postponed**


3/31/2020 - Special Event Planning, Robinson Nature Center, (Columbia, MD) 

POSTPONED    Laura Wetherald, Bureau Chief, Howard County Recreation & Parks 

Topics will cover the fundamentals of event planning from community center special events to large festivals including timelines, budget considerations and marketing techniques.


                     Specialized Course: Intro to Nature Interpretation, Meagan Downey, Program Manager


We are sorry, but refunds are not available for this program.


MRPA thanks the Mary Jean & Oliver Travers Foundation, Inc. for their generous donation to this program.


The Foundation was established appoximately 40 years ago, funded modestly by the Schenuit Tire Company to help qualifying community events. Schenuit Tire was founded by Mary Jean's dad, Frank Schenuit. over the years, as other family members moved on and Schenuit Tire was sold, the name of the foundation was changed to the Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation, Inc. In recent years, the family has continued to grow the foundation's assets and provide to their children a means to express philanthropy. The foundation has stayed true to its roots and continues, as it did over 40 years ago, to express the family's desire to help organizations with annual gifts. This gift will provide a quality educational opportunity for the Recreation University.



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