Podcast Series

This campaign was developed prior to COVID-19.  Please be safe and adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

To listen to any of the following Get Outside podcasts, simply click on the title of each episode below.

Click here to listen to the Get Outside Campaign Launch!

Click here to listen to Why Employers Should Promote Spending Time Outdoors!

Full Episodes:

  1. Episode 172 – [Get Outside] Disc Golf. Scott Campbell designed “The Grassman” disc golf course at West Branch State Park!  He called in to share about disc golf and courses throughout Portage County and NE Ohio. He’s a member of the NEO Disc Golf Alliance, check out their Facebook Group for more info. Also check out the UDISC app which has a directory of over 10,000 disc golf courses! (16:15) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  2. Episode 166 – [Get Outside] Ohio Mountain Biking Trails. Did you know that you don’t have to go to Colorado to mountain bike?!?! Jim Olander, the Trail Director at the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA), joined us to demystify mountain biking and chat about trails in Portage County & throughout NE Ohio! Check out their Facebook page and/or Facebook community group! (25:41) Listen/Download Google Drive.
  3. Episode 164 – Why Employers Should Promote Spending Time Outdoors. Research shows spending more time outdoors not only improves health but also focus, creativity & productivity! Should employers implement a #GetOutside campaign for their employees? We think so! Join Mike & Nic as they discuss this and more! For free employer related Get Outside articles, resources & campaign ideas, check out our For Employers campaign page. (15:25) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  4. Episode 162 – [Get Outside] West Branch State Park. From camping, hiking & boating, to disc golf and more, West Branch State Park has something for everyone! Park Manager, John Trevelline, joined us to talk about one of Portage County’s most popular getaways! (17:50) Listen/Download Google Drive.
  5. Episode 161 – [Get Outside] Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park. John Trevelline, Park Manager, joined us to chat about the wonder of Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park! (12:48) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  6. Episode 156 – [Get Outside] Portage Parks. Andrea Metzler and Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us to chat about their parks, the benefits of spending time outdoors and the new Get Outside campaign with the Portage County Safety Council! Follow the links to get a free campaign poster or flyer today! (59:36)
  7. Episode 152 – [Get Outside] 2020 Campaign Launch! Are there advantages of spending more time outdoors? Should employers implement a #GetOutside campaign to their employees? Join Mike & Nic as they answer these two questions and chat about the Portage County Safety Council’s new Get Outside Campaign with Portage Parks! Follow the campaign link to download a free campaign poster or flyer today! (16:36) Listen/Download via Google Drive.

Shorter Excerpts or Episodes Under 10 minutes:

  1. Episode 170 – [Get Outside] People are Friendlier at the Park. Are people friendlier at the park? We think so! In this short excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District laugh with Mike about people being friendlier at the park than other places. Do you agree? Click here to listen to the full episode. (2:05) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  2. Episode 168 – [Get Outside] Hiking Sticks are Cool! In this short & fun excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District talk with Mike about the benefits of using a hiking stick! Click here to listen to the full episode.  (2:32) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  3. Episode 163 – [Get Outside] Park Rx. Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White share about the Portage Park District’s Park Rx program! Also, check out their new Remote Education Programs that were launched as a result of COVID-19. This is an excerpt from e156. (4:11) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  4. Episode 160 – [Get Outside] Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors. Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us to chat about the health benefits of spending time outdoors at least 120 minutes a week! This is an excerpt from e156. (5:46) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  5. Episode 157 – [Get Outside] Wild Hikes Challenge. Jennifer White shares about Portage Park District’s Wild Hikes Challenge! Hike 8 parks or trails by the end of year and earn a hiking staff (1st year) and/or Wild Hikes medallion. What a fun way to explore all the great parks & trails in Portage County! This is an excerpt from e156. (2:24) Listen/Download via Google Drive.
  6. Episode 147 – [Get Outside] Dix Park in Ravenna. Jennifer White, Education Program Coordinator at the Portage Park District, takes us on a hike at Dix Park in Ravenna, OH, for her very first Walk with Jen! Click here to watch the video on You Tube. (7:23) Listen/Download via Google Drive.

 

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