The nature of Outdoor Recreation and Greenways and Trails continues to evolve. To keep you up to date on the latest trends, the Office of Greenways and Trails has established a webinar series providing research and best practices on a variety of topics. Each of the webinars will involve the experts who have experience and knowledge of the subject matter.
The initial series will run for 10 months from Oct. 13, 2021, through July 13, 2022, with virtual content scheduled every second Wednesday of the month (2021: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8. 2022: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13) at 10 a.m. Eastern time/9 a.m. Central time. We are working with our partners to offer additional webinars after July 2022.
The 2021 Outdoor Florida Webinar Series is available free of charge and can be enjoyed anytime through our Webinar Archive at the bottom of this page.
Each webinar will require a separate registration and is limited to 300 people. Save your spot and register now!
Join us for a walk through of how the First Day Hikes Program engages visitors, creates new experiences, and works to create return visitors. We’ll discuss the benefits of hiking, visiting local parks, and engaging with natural resources in your area. We’ll also be showcasing recent first day hikes and help you plan out your next hiking experience in one of our state parks.
Feb. 9, 2022 (10 a.m. EST)
Heart Health and Trails - Lee Health
In this webinar we will be focusing on how outdoor recreation can act as a preventative measure for health and wellness. We will be teaming up with Lee Health to discuss their Healthy Lee initiative and how they have been working to promote the intersection of outdoor recreation and health and wellness. We will also be learning about key partnerships in the community and how these relationships further the healthy community initiatives.
March 9, 2022 (10 a.m. EST) - Florida Bicycle Association
April 13, 2022 (10 a.m. EDT) - Passport to Health
May 11, 2022 (10 a.m. EDT) - National Biking Month with SORBA and Swamp Mountain Bike Club
June 8, 2022 (10 a.m. EDT) - Get Outdoors with Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network
July 13, 2022 (10 a.m. EDT) - Wildlife Viewing with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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Dec. 8, 2021 (10 a.m. EST)
Trail Town Spotlight- City of Deltona and Everglades City
Want to learn how your city can become a Trail Town? In this session, we will be shining a light on two of our Trail Towns, City of Deltona and Everglades City, and discussing the benefits of the program. Our presenters will also provide best practices and do’s and don’ts that will help you along your way to achieving this recognition. Additionally, we will also be highlighting how these Trail Towns can enhance holiday travels through outdoor recreation in their areas.
Meeting the Needs of the Community through Urban Trails - The Underline
Mobility week takes place this year in the second week of November, and what better way to celebrate it than to spend time learning how vital to the community urban trails are. This presentation will highlight the many successes of Miami’s Underline and how this trail contributes to the health and wellness, transportation and recreation needs of the public. As a bonus, we’ll also be touching on best practices and lessons learned for creating urban trails.
Unique Partnerships within Regional Trail Systems – Space Coast TPO, city of Titusville and Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
This presentation will kick off our webinar series with a discussion on the importance of unique partnerships and how they bring positive impacts and different perspectives to your projects. Additionally, we’ll explain how regional trail systems benefit from these partnerships and what are the advantages of their proximity.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least five days before the webinar by contacting Katie Bernier, Office of Greenways and Trails, Division of Recreation and Parks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000; or Katherine.Bernier@FloridaDEP.gov, 863-314-8439; or Britney.Moore@FloridaDEP.gov, 850-245-2052. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800- 955-8770 (voice).
January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
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