The Power of Parks for Health Roundtable Series was created by the NPS Office of Public Health in partnership with NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation), to facilitate open dialogues around equity, health, healing and wellness in the outdoors for individuals representing communities that have been historically marginalized from green spaces. The inspiration for this series stems from major themes featured in Twenty & Odd, a short National Park Service film produced by six African American women as part of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act signed by Congress in 2018. Through thoughtfully curated scenes and audio of "Still I Rise" by Dr. Maya Angelou, the production team created an educational tool to inform, highlight and educate the nation on the trauma, resilience and beauty of the African American experience in this country. Twenty & Odd provides an opportunity to motivate and empower people from all walks of life to cultivate personal connections with national parks and embrace parks as welcoming sources of health and healing.We invite you to explore the Power of Parks for Health Roundtable Series and tune into the conversations!
AAPI Heritage Month
Watch the May Roundtable Discussion for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Last updated: February 3, 2022