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National Recreation & Park Association Names Attiyya Atkins as a Diversity Scholarship Winner

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Attiyya Atkins, owner of A+ Editing & Content Creation, snags a scholarship to help bring diversity to parks across the nation. She is one of two winners.

BALTIMORE - Amzeal -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has selected Attiyya Atkins, as one of its two 2019 Diversity Scholarship winners. Atkins is a veteran digital marketer and founder of A+ Editing & Content Creation, an on-demand, full-service ghostwriting agency. Atkins will also be speaking at the annual conference taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, September 24-26, 2019.

The NRPA Diversity Scholarship was awarded to two individuals from underrepresented groups in the parks and recreation community who have demonstrated outstanding contributions serving diverse communities.

Atkins, a public communication specialist for Broward County Parks and Recreation, is a digital marketer with a degree from the University of Florida. Through her people-first method, Atkins has been able to marketing campaigns that engage the community in socially responsible causes, increase social media followings, and produce videos that encourage people to connect with nature.

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At the conference, Atkins will be speaking with Dr. John Pipoly about "Living Laboratories: Mitigating/Adapting to Climate Change," in order to demonstrate the ways parks and their partners can adapt to environmental issues and raise conservation awareness by engaging students with hands-on, experiential, research-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curricula.

Dr. Pipoly holds a Ph.D in systematic biology and has published approximately 150 original research papers. His work to enhance STEAM and environmental education for sustainable development has provided a truly innovative learning experience.

Through Atkins and Pipoly's lecture at the conference, Broward County Parks and Recreation hopes to encourage agencies to implement these programs in order to create a new wave of environmental leaders and position parks as incubators for the environmental revolution needed to combat climate change. For more information visit http://www.apluseditor.com.

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ABOUT THE NRPA

The NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association) was formed in 1965 by the five agencies in the public sector involved in the support of park and recreation services. NRPA is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation. Their mission is for everyone to have easy access to park and recreation opportunities in sustainable communities.

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