University of Vermont

Park Studies Laboratory

Bob Manning to speak/receive award at the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals national meeting.

Bob Manning will present a plenary address to the 2014 National Outdoor Recreation Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 13th, titled How Research Can Help Park and Outdoor Recreation Professionals Thrive in the New Economic Reality.” Bob will be taking part in the annual conference hosted by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP). SORP is the nation’s premier professional association supporting outdoor recreation professionals in planning, research, management, policy and administration. It is dedicated to the proposition that the welfare of the nation’s citizens and visitors, communities, environment, and economy will be enhanced through opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy the nation’s outdoors. Bob will also receive SORP’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award while at the conference. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of outdoor recreation planning, management, research, and policy.

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