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National Parks as Partners

Presentation for the Western Museums Association Metting http://www.westmuse.org/national-parks-partners
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Catharine Reznicek

on 15 October 2014

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Transcript of National Parks as Partners

Conservation Diversity and Interpretation
Growth
Is this Las Vegas or...
7 Million acres of public lands
Four Land Management Agencies
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

To achieve this mission, the National Park Service adheres to the following guiding principles:

Excellent Service
Productive Partnerships
Citizen Involvement
Heritage Education
Outstanding Employees


Employee Development
Wise Decisions
Effective Management
Research and Technology
Shared Capabilities


Walking Among Giants
Partners in Immersive Experiences
Beyond Park Boundaries
Sharing a Sense of Scale
What is Klondike?
More than gold...
Partners in Preservation and Inspiration
Partnering for
Shared Success
In Depth: Sequoia International Airport
How close is the nearest national park to your museum?
Design, Fabricate, Install
Independent Master's Theses
Exhibits = Events!
The more the Merrier...
Organization of
Community Partners
collaborating with Clark County School District to extend classroom learning.
Museums
Natural Areas
Cultural Education Programs
CHOLLA
What is community?
What is a community partner?
Lake Mead
NRA
Sequoia &
Kings Canyon NP
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Channel
Islands NP
Partnership and Collaboration
Shared Mission
Interagency Cooperation
How do we get people/students from
to...
14 miles
20 Miles
46 miles
Because of its relatively remote location, Channel Islands National Park is an unusual site in that only about one-third of park visitors ever get out to the islands.

The Channel Islands are vital habitat for seabirds, providing essential nesting and feeding grounds for 99% of seabirds in southern California.
Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary provide habitat for breeding populations of four species of Pinnipeds (fin footed animals) -- the California sea lion, the northern fur seal, the harbor seal and the northern elephant seal
But....
Problem Solving through...
Let's Bring the Park to the People!
Park had the program
VCOE had the technology skills
Channel Islands Live!
http://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/channel-islands-live-nps.htm
Thank you

Moderator: National Park Service, Pacific West Region
Mary Lou Herlihy, Interpretive Media Specialist, marylou_herlihy@nps.gov

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Amanda Rowland, Education and Outreach Specialist, amanda_rowland@nps.gov

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Malinee Crapsey, Interpretive Specialist, malinee_crapsey@nps.gov
Erika Williams, Visual Information Specialist, erika_williams@nps.gov

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Jacqueline Ashwell, Superintendent, jacqueline_ashwell@nps.gov

Ventura County Office of Education
Catharine Reznicek, M.Ed, Education Technology Specialist, creznicek@vcoe.org
Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, the park encompasses five of the eight California Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa
Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment,
preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources.

The park bridges two biogeographical provinces and in a remarkably small place, harbors the biologic diversity of nearly 2,500 miles of the North American coast. The Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world
Introduction:
Welcome to the National Parks as Partners presentation that was delivered at the Western Museums Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV. October 2014. The materials in this presentation provide examples of how 4 different parks -- Lake Mead NRA, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP, Klondike Gold Rush NHP and Channel Islands NP have created strong, collaborative partnerships.


Additional resources and contact information is located at the end of the presentation.
Resources
:
National Park Service website:
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Search for parks in your area, check out community partnerships and more.
NPS Partnership sites:
http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/partner.htm
http://www.nps.gov/partnerships/index.htm
http://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/index.htm
NPS Parks represented on the panel:
http://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm
http://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm
http://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm
http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

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