Speaker Series Continues With Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Lecture June 5
Contact: Bill Parker, 928-524-6228 x262
Petrified Forest, AZ – To help all understand and enjoy Petrified Forest National Park, experts in their respective fields are being invited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm in a reinvigorated in-park 'speaker series'. Presentations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month, and last approximately one hour.
The next speaker of this 'speaker series' is Bob Audretsch. Bob is a distinguished (and now retired) park ranger, having served at Chaco Culture, Independence, and Grand Canyon National Parks. As an avid historian and writer, Bob has created a multimedia exhibit and authored several books about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), most recently We Still Walk in Their Footprint: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northern Arizona, 1933-1942 (Dog Ear Publishing, 2013). As such, Bob will present his research and findings regarding the CCC across Northern Arizona (to include Petrified Forest National Park) via a powerpoint presentation and lecture, with a book signing immediately following.
When: Wednesday June 5 2013, 10 am
Where: Community Building at Painted Desert Visitor Center (off I-40, exit 311)
Cost: Free to access the Painted Desert Visitor Center complex and this presentation. To continue into the park, a $10 entry fee applies.
All are welcome, and the Community Building is fully accessible.
Need more information? Please contact Bill Parker (contact information above).
We look forward to seeing you!
Did You Know?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.