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A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks – talk


Date: Thursday Sep 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. -

Description:

Learn of the astonishing diversity of America’s more than 400 national parks from two authors and editors of the guidebook, A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks. Rolf Diamant and Nora Mitchell will share their insights from personal and professional experience with national parks and share their deep and invaluable knowledge.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks contains 23 essays, richly illustrated with more than 350 color photographs. From the iconic western national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon; to urban parks such as Golden Gate and Gateway national recreation areas; to landmark historical sites, including Lowell National Historical Park and Gettysburg National Military Park; and to important cultural sites like Mesa Verde National Park and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, to name just a few, the reader will experience the national park system as never before.

Rolf Diamant is a former national park superintendent and is now adjunct associate professor at the University of Vermont. Nora J. Mitchell, Ph.D. is former Director, National Park Service Stewardship Institute and is now adjunct associate professor at the University of Vermont. They each have long and distinguished careers managing—and shaping—America’s national parks, a system that expresses and preserves the nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage.

 

Location: Gates Auditorium
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Bruce Jacobson
Contact Phone #: 884-244-7345
Event Sponsor(s): College of the Atlantic Friends of Acadia 

This is a free event.

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