PlayCore Scholar Series

with the Physical Activity Research Center

The Physical Activity Research Center (PARC) is a collaboration of four leading universities building the evidence base for policy changes and practices that will help make physical activity part of everyday life for all children. PARC focuses on strategies that can help children in lower-income communities, often part of African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnicity groups, who typically have fewer opportunities to be active. Watch the video to learn more: https://youtu.be/BjGqmsqB2bk

PlayCore is proud to partner with PARC to translate and disseminate research through a broader collective of scholar contributions, including webinars, articles, and blog posts, to promote play and recreation initiatives.

2020 Webinar Series - On-Demand!


Play Core Scholar Series Session 1 On Demand

Session 1:

Parks as Equitable Resources for Youth Physical Activity, Especially Now

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Play Core Scholar Series Session 2 On Demand

Session 2:

Youth Advocacy for Better and Equitable Physical Activity Environments

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Play Core Scholar Series Session 3 On Demand

Session 3:

Bringing Play Opportunities to ALL Kids Through Play Streets

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Play Core Scholar Series Are Parks Safe

Are Parks S.A.F.E.?

authored by Aaron Hipp, PhD & Myron Floyd PhD

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Play Core Scholar Series Summertime Physical Activity

Summertime Physical Activity Among Diverse Adolescents: What About COVID-19

Authored by Jim Sallis, PhD

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Play Core Scholar Series Are Parks Safe

Increasing Play Opportunities for ALL Kids through Space Activation

Authored by Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD & M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD

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