PNRMS Meeting & Workshop: Weather Ready for Outdoor Events

PNRMS Meeting & Workshop: Weather Ready for Outdoor Events
IPRA's Parks & Natural Resource Management (PNRM) Section consists of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around parks and natural resources. This is a joint event with the Midwest Institute of Park Executives (MIPE), an affiliate of IPRA.  The event will begin with Mike Bardou, Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Kevin Donofrio, Lead Meteorologist from the National Weather Service - Chicago Forecast Office leading us through an outdoor weather exercise.  The presentation will be followed by a PNRMS Board meeting and a MIPE Meeting.  If you are interested in joining the section or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register. This event is for IPRA and MIPE members only, but guests interested in learning more are welcome to attend.

Event Timeline:
9:00am:  Outdoor Event Weather Exercise - Being Weather Ready for Outdoor Events
11:30am:  PNRMS Board Meeting
12:00pm:  MIPE Meeting

To Register:  
Login to your IPRA account (See "Sign in" to the right or below), then scroll down to select "Register Myself".  If you are not an IPRA member, create an account (See create a new account under "Sign in", then register for the event). 

How to Participate: This virtual discussion will be delivered via Zoom.  It is not required to have an account, but you will be asked to download the program to your device to participate. Attendees can participate from a computer, laptop, any smart device, or can use the call in feature.  Virtual links will be emailed April 7.  If you have not received your link by April 7 @ 3:00pm, please contact Kim Laper at

Fee: $0.00 IPRA Member / Non-Member

CEUs:  Event is approved for 0.2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS).

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the Parks & Natural Resource Management (PNRM) Section page, or contact Section Director Ken McEwen at
4/8/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Thursday, 08 April 2021

Planning for weather hazards is a critical part of planning for any outdoor event.  Participants will explore the various elements that should be included in a hazardous weather plan and become familiar with the various weather planning and monitoring tools available from the National Weather Service.   This interactive session will take users through these tools as well as those that are part of the DuPage County OHSEM Event Ready toolkit via a simulated weather event allowing them to become familiar with them and put them to practice in an exercise setting.
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4/8/2021 9:00 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4/8/2021 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
4/8/2021 12:00 PM

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