Conservation and the Future

Today I met with students at George Mason University to discuss the importance of positioning parks and recreation. I welcome these opportunities because I always learn far more than I share. For example, I asked each student what he or she planned to do upon graduation. One student replied, "I'm going to do recreational programming." While I assumed he meant recreation in a community center, he quickly corrected me. He plans to organize hikes, camping, and other outdoor recreational outings. It was my mistake to assume that I knew what he was talking about based on the words he used.

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