American Youthworks, Student Conservations Corps and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation - Gettin' Er' Done
Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.
Moderator: Elizabeth (Liz) Smith-Incer, Mississippi Field Office, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), National Park Service - Speakers: Carolyn Ward, President, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; Ron Hassel, Program Director, Student Conservation Association Trails Corps; Parc Smith, American YouthWorks’ Environmental Corps
Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building. This session explores organizations that provide experiences that motivate and inspire youth to treasure their outdoors and become stewards of their natural environment, while instilling healthy living choices. Come learn more about the TRACK Trail Program of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Student Conservation Corps, and the American YouthWorks Environmental Corps, a Youth Conservation Corps and member of the Public Lands Service Coalition.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.