Exploring Our National Parks – Cave Resources [S-18-26]
|Location:||SLU: Brown 122 (Bloomer Auditorium)|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:00 PM 04/27|
|Status:||Course Update: Reminder...To accommodate more people, the room for "Exploring Our National Parks..." was changed to Brown 122 (Bloomer Auditorium at SLU)-just across the hallway from the original room.
Course Update: Suggestions for driving to avoid bridge delays in Canton: 1) Coming from the north on HWY 11: OPTION 1 to get to J Lot parking: turn left at the first traffic light (before Best Western / Stewarts corner); (approx 1 mile) turn right onto Pike Road then turn right at the blinking red light. Drive to SLU parking in J lot on your right. OPTION 2 to get to J Lot parking: Stay on HWY 11, enter the formal entrance to SLU (turning left after going through the first stop light for Canton), then follow the winding road which comes out to Park St., turn left and proceed to J Lot as usual.
Inherent in wild places is an air of mystery and the unknown. This single session presentation considers the wonders of cave resources across a range of national park contexts. Furthermore, it questions how we experience these protected places and what the National Park Service has done to address our impacts on them. The format will combine lecture and discussion.
Peter Pettengill is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University. He has worked as a backcountry planner at Grand Canyon National Park, and enjoys regularly teaching classes on park planning and recreation management.