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Creative Trails Programming Through Public-Private Partnerships

This webinar will discuss the Gwinnett Trails (Gwinnett County, Georgia) partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Strong4Life wayfinding and activation strategy to encourage and inspire children to build resilience, manage stress, and cope with challenges.

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Event Details

August 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline

    Utilizing a holistic community-based planning approach in partnership development, public engagement, and park programming, the Gwinnett Trails Team will discuss the Gwinnett Trails (Gwinnett County, Georgia) partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Strong4Life wayfinding and activation strategy to encourage and inspire children to build resilience, manage stress, and cope with challenges. This session will feature key information on how to identify partnerships, develop programming initiatives, and incorporate health and wellness inspiration to support children of all ages. The Gwinnett Trails and CHOA partnership can serve as a model and learning opportunity on how trails organizations can engage local partners and advance mutually beneficial initiatives.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify suitable community partners with similar equity considerations, public benefit values, and implementation timelines.
    • Understand signage and placement considerations, including scale, density, visibility, and existing infrastructure.
    • Consider the role trails play within health and wellness for kids of all ages and emerging issues surrounding mental health awareness.


    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


    Webinar Partners


    Beth Tucker, Urban Planning/Designer, Kimley-Horn Planning and Design Engineering Consultants
    Sugar Hill, Georgia

    Beth Tucker, AICP, brings a wide base of planning and urban design from working with both the land use and transportation planning groups at Kimley-Horn. She has a robust understanding of how to connect and integrate land use patterns/urban design principles with transportation infrastructure to create great places. Beth has used her planning knowledge to engage varying audiences on a spectrum of projects and settings, from small municipalities to large urban cores and from groups of four stakeholders to hundreds of concerned residents. She was the deputy project manager for the Gwinnett Countywide Trails Master Plan and is currently leading program management for implementation of the Gwinnett Trails vision—including the design of the system’s wayfinding and signage suite. Beth has worked throughout the Southeast and across the country on a variety of projects, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Transportation Connections Study, a 5-year study that provided recommendations for how to best connect the nation’s 101 urban National Wildlife Refuges to their nearby communities via multimodal transportation facilities. She is a Double Dawg from the University of Georgia and lives in Sugar Hill, GA (in Gwinnett County) with her husband Jason, daughter Madeleine, and two dogs, Chewie and Leia.


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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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