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A Talk in the Park
31 minutes | a month ago
Play, Socialization and Kindergarten Readiness with Wide Horizons Preschool
Ms. Kelly, Wide Horizons Preschool Coordinator, joins Amy and Mark to discuss how Wide Horizons Preschool staff provide students with a positive and enjoyable learning experience and how they continue to remain creative with their daily operations. She also shares fun, easy and free ways to keep children engaged at home!
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Play Safe with Wheaton Park District Athletics
Nicole Chesak, Assistant Athletic Director, joins Amy and Mark to review the All Sports Policy recently released by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). She discusses how Wheaton Park District is modifying leagues and programs to adhere to the guidelines and addresses common concerns. For additional questions or more information, contact Nicole Chesak at email@example.com or visit wpdathletics.org.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Behind the Scenes at Cosley Zoo with Jenny Theuman
Jenny Theuman, Lead Zookeeper & Animal Welfare Coordinator, joins Mark and Amy to discuss a Wheaton favorite location, Cosley Zoo. Learn more about the oldest animal at the zoo, what her typical day is like and more.
7 minutes | 5 months ago
Create, Discover, Play Wherever You Are, Starting Now!
Wheaton Park District presents, The Virtual Recreation Center. Join our in-house experts and community partners for a variety of FREE programming and resources for staying active at home. Learn more and explore at wheatonparkdistrict.com/virtualrec.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
All Things Green - From the Golf Course to Green Team
Justin Kirtland, Golf Course Superintendent of Arrowhead Golf Club, joins Amy and Mark on this month’s episode to discuss what a typical day looks like for him and his staff, if fertilizer actually works and shares the district’s accomplishments as a Green Team Member.
21 minutes | 9 months ago
Rick Napier, Community Center Day Manager, joins Amy and Mark on this month’s episode to discuss inclusion efforts at the Wheaton Park District. He explains the process on obtaining program/activity aides for children and shares his journey as part of the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation board. Learn more about the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation and the current phase of Sensory Garden Playground by visiting playforalldupage.org.
25 minutes | 10 months ago
A Year in Review and Looking Ahead with Mike Benard
In this episode, Amy and Mark sit down with Mike Benard, Executive Director of the Wheaton Park District. They discuss his experience in the parks and recreation world and how he’s seen the park district evolve since he started over 10 years ago. Learn more about the park district’s biggest success stories of the last year and what’s to come in 2020.
37 minutes | a year ago
Jump Start your New Year's Resolutions with the Wheaton Park District
According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Don’t feel discouraged, use that as motivation to start your resolutions now! In this episode, Amy and Mark discuss the five most popular resolutions and how to achieve them at the Wheaton Park District. With the help of Parks Plus Fitness Center Personal Trainer Mitch Policky, they share tips on staying in shape all year and conquering everyone’s #1 resolution: weight loss. Share your resolutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 minutes | a year ago
Hair Raising Artifacts at the DuPage County Historical Museum
On today’s episode, Amy and Mark dive into our county’s history with DuPage County Historical Museum’s manager, Michelle Podkowa. Learn about unique pieces the Museum showcases, upcoming exhibits and how to get involved. For more information about the DuPage County Historical Museum, visit dupagemuseum.org.
29 minutes | a year ago
‘YOU’nique Programs to Know at Wheaton Park District
On today’s episode, Amy and Mark explore unique programs the Wheaton Park District offers residents. Jason Garvett, owner of Mobile Escape and Axe Throwing, discusses the trend of axe throwing and the league coming to the park district this fall. Megann Panek, Mary Lubko Center manager, shares an exclusive trip you won’t want to miss. Interested in more information for the programs/trips mentioned in today’s episode? Learn more and register at wheatonparkdistrict.com/register. Have a question? Email us at email@example.com to be featured in an upcoming episode.
36 minutes | a year ago
Sports Safety with Northwestern Medicine
On this month’s episode of A Talk in the Park, Northwestern Medicine Athletic Trainer, Taeopae Wetterman joins us to talk about her role as an Athletic Trainer and shares her experience on working with concussions. We also speak with Athletic Manager, Adam Lewandowski, who oversees Wheaton Rams Football & Cheer. We explore how the Wheaton Rams program educates their coaches on the risk of injuries and concussions as well as a preview for the upcoming 2019 season. Disclaimer: if you suspect a concussion has occurred, always seek a medical professional. Have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in an upcoming episode.
22 minutes | a year ago
Game On, Nature’s calling and wants you to come out and play!
July is national parks and recreation month and the theme this year is Game On. It’s all about getting outside and playing. We speak with Terra Johnson, Lincoln Marsh Program Manager, to discuss nature play, the newly opened Prairie Patch Play Area, and programs offered at Lincoln Marsh. Discover Wheaton Park District segment talks about some upcoming events you should check out this month. Have a question, email us at email@example.com and we may answer it on the next episode.
2 minutes | a year ago
Sneak Peek Episode
Hosts Amy Seklecki and Mark Dolphin discuss Wheaton events, activities and more each month. Follow the Wheaton Park District on Facebook at Wheaton Park District and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode. First episode arrives July 9! Want to submit a question for the Mail Bag? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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