Hosts Amy Seklecki and Mark Dolphin discuss Wheaton events, activities and more each month. Follow the Wheaton Park District on Facebook at Wheaton Park District and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode.
Long Standing Employees featuring Rob Sperl, Director of Parks and Planning
Enjoy the final episode in A Talk in the Park’s mini series, Long Standing Employees, featuring Rob Sperl! Being at the district for over 20 years, he has gotten to be a part of many exciting projects and has seen the district evolve. Tune in and learn more about Rob’s experience and hear his park recommendations.
Long Standing Employees featuring Ray Morrill, Park Board Commissioner
Enjoy the next episode of long standing employees at Wheaton Park District featuring Ray Morrill! Since 1972, Ray has been integral for the district in aquatics and programming and he now serves as a Park Board Commissioner. Tune in to learn more history and Ray’s experience at Wheaton Park.
Long Standing Employees featuring Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director
Enjoy the first of several interviews with Wheaton Park District long standing employees as a part of DuPage County’s Historical Museum (DCHM) Oral Histories! On this episode, Zach Bishop, DCHM Curator sits down with Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director, to discuss her time with Wheaton Park District and Cosley Zoo over the last 37 years.
Curating DuPage History
This month, Amy and Mark talk with Zach Bishop, DuPage County’s Historical Museum Curator. He discusses past and upcoming exhibits including celebrating a recent award. He also shares interesting facts abought Northside Park and walks us through the exhibit planning process. Have something to donate to an upcoming exhibit? Want a tour of the Museum? Email Zach Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Best of 2020
Amy and Mark choose their favorite podcast moments from 2020. Thank you for a great year, A Talk in the Park listeners!
Play, Socialization and Kindergarten Readiness with Wide Horizons Preschool
Ms. Kelly, Wide Horizons Preschool Coordinator, joins Amy and Mark to discuss how Wide Horizons Preschool staff provide students with a positive and enjoyable learning experience and how they continue to remain creative with their daily operations. She also shares fun, easy and free ways to keep children engaged at home!
Interesting perspective. Great addition to the field of P&R
Really well done. Engaging. Look forward to more episodes.