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American Trails presents "Creating Accessible Trails with Universally Designed Interpretation " as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"


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Creating Accessible Trails with Universally Designed Interpretation

American Trails will present this Webinar on April 12, 2018. Presented by Lucy Gertz and Stu Weinreb with Mass Audubon. This webinar will provide an overview of Mass Audubon’s All Persons Hiking Trails.


Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
: $19 members / $39 nonmembers



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Learning Credits and CEUs


American Trails is now proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

Learning credits are included in the registration fee. Our webinars earn the following credits: AICP CM (1.25) LA CES (1.25), and NRPA CEU equivalency petition (0.10).


CLOSED CAPTIONING: We are offering closed captioning for our webinars, thanks to a partnership with VZP Digital. If you are in need of this service, please email us prior to the webinar. An unedited transcript will be sent to all attendees following the webinar.


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This webinar will provide an overview of Mass Audubon’s All Persons Hiking Trails. Statewide, we have developed and now operate several accessible trail segments, with a dozen of them offering universally-designed interpretation. Our twelve All Persons Trails, located at urban, suburban, and rural wildlife sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts, invite visitors of all abilities to experience different woodland, meadow, and wetland habitats, while travelling on various trail surfaces including natural surfacing, asphalt, concrete, and crushed rock. The trails typically have boardwalks and bridges over or alongside wetlands, some navigational resources (such as rope guides or curbing for visually impaired visitors), wayside multisensory stops and displays, and trail materials in multiple formats including audio tours, braille signage and booklets, and tactile trail maps. This webinar is suitable for novices and intermediates, anyone from an organization looking to learn how such projects get planned and completed.




This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).



Presenters for the Webinar:


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Lucy Gertz, B.S., M.A., has 30+ years of environmental education experience. She has presented and coordinated dozens of workshops at local, regional, and national conferences and training programs including curriculum development, lesson planning, working with volunteers, interpretive planning, and accessibility. At Mass Audubon, Lucy manages statewide education initiatives, working with teams at 20 nature centers to strengthen educational program design, delivery, and evaluation. She manages the planning and production of materials for 500,000 annual visitors and supports educators and visitor services personnel in building capacity for accessibility and inclusion, along with other key organizational priorities.






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Stu Weinreb has applied his landscape architecture skills to protect, enhance and manage natural and cultural resources for public benefit and enjoyment for over 30 years. His career in public work began at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, with the restoration of Walden Pond’s banks and trails. He went on to plan and manage the restoration of significant sites across the state park system, including Mt. Greylock, and Pilgrim Memorial State Park, the site of Plymouth Rock. Currently, as the Director of Capital Assets and Planning for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, an educational nonprofit organization, Weinreb oversees planning, design, and construction of major improvement projects for the 61 wildlife sanctuaries Mass Audubon owns and operates for the purposes of education and environmental conservation. Weinreb is a longstanding member of the Walden Pond Board of Directors, a citizen’s advisory committee that advises the Department of Conservation and Recreation on park planning and management. In 2013, Weinreb received the ASLA’s LaGasse Medal for contributions to the management and conservation of natural resources and public landscapes.





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