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Extension Education

Laura Miller
County Extension Agent-Commercial Horticulture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension



\r\n    Pros in Parks offers affordable training to front line employees. It provides opportunities to improve knowledge with the goal of greater job satisfaction, professionalism and performance.  Safety training is an essential component.  Hands-on activities are one of the best ways to teach this audience which includes  employees with limited English proficiency, but developing a system that elicits participation from everyone is challenging.  This program combined interactive classroom presentations on general safety, sun protection and mosquito repellents with an innovative series of hands-on outdoor stations about safe practices for trash pickup, lifting, parking, and working around poisonous plants with  simple CPR training. Each participant was given a card that station facilitators punched upon completion. At the program wrap-up, there was a drawing from the cards for five appropriate door prizes. This also allowed instructors to review content.  160 employees participated. 60% of them said that they definitely will adopt/apply all the safety practices reviewed during the class and an additional 32% said that they probably will. 81% said that they anticipated an economic benefit as a direct result of what they learned.


Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

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Authors: L.M. Miller, J.R. Walker, L. Walker
  1. Miller, L. County Extension Agent-Commercial Horticulture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas, 76101
  2. Walker, J. Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Urban Parks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas, 77843
  3. Walker, L. Lecturer--Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, University of North Texas, Texas, 76203