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Are	You	smarter	than	a	
College	student?
Coming up aces at first annual NRPA Student Quiz Bowl
In a special evening session of the NRPA Congress and Exposition last
month in Minneapolis, college students majoring in parks and recreation met in the inaugural edition of " Jeopardy " -style competition in a test
of knowledge of the field. The NRPA Quiz Bowl, declared by all there a refreshing success, consisted of teams from Western Illinois University, Texas A&M University, Brigham Young University, and California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo. The winning team was from Cal Poly, comprised of Kristen McClay, Amy Lepp, Kelsey Pavao, and Amber Black.
Test your knowledge of the field with these questions posed in the Quiz Bowl:

Category: Administration

Category: Leisure Theory

A: This type of budget requires agencies to justify all programs each budget cycle.
Q: What is zero-based budgeting?

A: As proposed by Stebbins, this describes situations where recreational
pursuits become central life pursuits.
Q: What is serious leisure?

Category: Programming

Category: Park and Recreation
Pioneers

A: This form of program oversight involves a less risky environment and does not include
instruction or direction.
Q: What is general supervision?

A: The designer of many urban parks,
including New York's Central Park
Q: Who was Frederick Law Olmsted?

Category: Maintenance
Management
A: The establishment of these
determines the level of maintenance acceptable to park
and recreation agencies.
Q: What are maintenance standards?

Scenes from Congress 2010 (from
top): Major League Baseball star Curtis
Pride, Sunshine and hampton O'Neal
of the tV show " the Biggest Loser, "
NRPA white Paper lead author John L.
Crompton and happy delegates at the
closing party at target Field.

achieving such success, " Blue Water
Strategy. " " We all work in an ocean colored by the war of competition, " he explained. " It's time to switch colors: Blue
water is where nobody else occupies. "
Parayre cites one of his favorite Blue
Water companies: Cirque de Soleil,
which instead of duplicating the threering circus model, chose to " grow the
pie with new and different offerings.

Healthy Communities
Presidential First Lady Michelle Obama
delighted members with a pre-recorded address that acknowledged and saluted the role parks and recreation play
in creating healthier communities. Citing
that one in three children is obese or at
risk of obesity at a cost to the economy
of $150 billion a year, Obama touted her
campaign, Let's Move, to end childhood
obesity within a generation.
" We're attacking this from all sides:
through information to parents, more
nutrition options, more supermarkets
closer to all residents, and increased
physical activity for children, " she said.

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" Parks can help with physical activity
and with healthy eating.
" Together, you help promote and run
nearly 105,000 parks and recreation areas
in every corner of this country, " the First
Lady said.  " All of you share a commitment
to helping every American live healthy, active lives...As the people behind our nation's parks and rec centers, you can have
an enormous impact when it comes to helping our kids stay active and eat healthy. "
Following the First Lady's message,
former Major League Baseball star Curtis Pride, a member of the President's
Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition,
discussed how parks and recreation

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