See our forum on connecting youth to the outdoors

Thank you to all our GMPT members who joined us for our December online forum on “Connecting Youth and the Outdoors” on Dec. 2!

In the forum presentation and discussion, Darcie Vandegrift, a Principal Researcher with the Metropolitan Council, shared the findings of her team’s recently published research project, “Connecting Youth and the Outdoors in the Regional Park System.” Vandegrift’s work can inform Greater Minnesota park professionals in future programming, park development and research. You can view Vandegrift’s Power Point presentation here and watch video of the GMPT forum below.

Vandegrift also mentioned that she is happy to give presentations to additional groups upon request. You can contact her at