Geographic Education and Outreach Programs in the National Park Service

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The National Park Service (NPS) is a global leader in providing Geographic education and outreach to students of all levels and the general public.  While the famous “Flat-Hat” Rangers are the most visible element of the educational mission of the NPS, many other park staff from all professional fields are engaged in bringing place-based education to the public.  These include geographers, wildlife biologists, aquatic ecologists, snowplow operators and many others.  This presentation will cover both service-wide efforts and examples from specific parks, including Acadia, Grand Canyon and Oregon’s own Crater Lake.  We’ll also show offer some GPS curriculum and training materials if time allows.

Presenter(s): 
Chris Wayne
Biography: 

Chris Wayne is the Principal at Mazama Mapping and GIS Analyst at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. He has been doing GIS since 1997 and has worked for the Umpqua Regional Council of Governments, Esri and the University of Washington as a GIS Analyst, GIS Instructor and GIS Consultant.

Room: 
Landmark 1
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
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