October Science and Education Center Lecture Series
Contact: Scott Williams, (928) 524-6228 ext. 240
Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center Lecture Series
Petrified Forest, AZ – Jennifer McLerran, Museum Curator, University Professor and author of A New Deal for Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy 1933-1943 (University of Arizona Press, 2009), will present “The New Deal at the Petrified Forest.” McLerran’s talk will focus on New Deal programs in and around Petrified Forest National Park. The activities and policies of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and how they impacted the park’s development will be explored.
The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The PDVC is located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This presentation is open to the public and admission is free.
The Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center was established to bring park visitors and researchers together to foster understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the Colorado Plateau. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month on a variety of topics including history, geology, paleontology, archeology, and biology.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.