How They are Realizing the Benefits of Improved Health and Economic Development
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Speakers: Matt Mihalevich, Trails Coordinator, City of Fayetteville; Robert Voyles, Director of Planning, City of North Little Rock
This session will demonstrate the process the City of Fayetteville has developed to efficiently build trails utilizing in-house city workers to reduce costs and accelerate construction. Evaluation of the positive economic impacts of Fayetteville’s premier urban trail, Scull Creek Trail, including increased property values, reduced crime, and vacancy rates will be assessed. The focus will then shift to the North Little Rock portion of the central Arkansas River Trail, completed in 2006, and the Big Dam Bridge, completed in 2009, providing an essential link to Little Rock’s trails. The Arkansas River Trail caused several businesses to locate near the trail. This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.