Professor Federico Niccolini to speak on Management of National Parks in Italy

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Date: September 28, 2015
Contact: Sheridan Steele, 207-288-8700
Contact: Mark Berry, 207-288-1349

Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute are jointly sponsoring a free public presentation by Professor Federico Niccolini at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus on October 6, 2015, at 7 pm. Professor Niccolini will speak on "Management and Challenges of Protected Areas in Italy." Following Professor Nicolinni's presentation, Sheridan Steele, superintendent of Acadia National Park, will offer some observations about the differences between Italy and the United States relative to the management of protected lands, especially national parks. They will both take questions from the audience.

Federico Niccolini is Associate Professor of Organizational Science at the University of Macerata, Italy. His research interests are focused on protected areas management, organizational dynamics related to sustainable development and sustainable tourism, and organizational vision and culture. He has authored more than 20 scientific publications covering the topics of organization and management of protected areas and sustainable tourism. Since 1999, Niccolini has been a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. He participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Professor Nicolinni's presentation is part of a busy week at SERC focusing on the science of the park. In addition to his talk, there will be a climate change scenario planning workshop on October 5 and 6, and the annual Acadia National Park Science Symposium will take place on October 7 and 8.

On Wednesday evening, October 7, at 7 pm, Dan Odess, National Park Service Chief of Science and Research and Assistant Associate Director for Park Cultural Resources, will give a free public presentation: "Archeology and Climate Change: What the Past Has to Say About the Present and the Future."The Down East Research and Education Network Convergence Conference will follow on Thursday, Oct. 8.

For more information, contact Sheridan Steele at 207-288-8700, or Mark Berry at 207-288-1349.

Last updated: September 29, 2015

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