Webchat Archive

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Arts in Parks Webchat

September 29, 2016

Finding arts in our national parks: The
Arts in Parks programs help parks and communities explore ideas about place, current issues of today, and lessons from our past. This webchat brought together Arts in Parks program leaders from across the country, including staff from Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Golden Gate Conservancy, Santa Monica National Recreation Area, Groundwork USA, NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, and more. Leaders hosted a conversation about how to start and sustain arts in parks programs to reach new audiences and to connect more meaningfully with a broader demographic range in our cities. Access the webchat PDF.

Engaging Latino Audiences (Arc to Equality)

June 23, 2016

In view of the recent CNN report on the difficulty of attracting Latinos to national parks, this is a webinar to highlight parks and programs that have been successful in doing so. This webinar shared how parks engaged Latinos in meaningful interpretive programs and activities. Here is the web recording and powerpoint.

Coffee Break with Robin White

May 31, 2016

Our first Coffee Break featured Robin White, Superintendent at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, talking with Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Director of the Stewardship Institute. Robin shared more about how she's using national park sites to drive social change and break down cultural barriers. Here is an audio recording of the event.*

*Note: The recording starts at about 5 minutes into the conversation.

New Approaches in Collaboration
March 1, 2016
US Fish and Wildlife Service Urban Staff & National Park Service Urban Fellows share their stories of collaboration in four US cities. Watch the webchat & download the slides.

Ruth Raphael | NPS Urban Fellow (Boston, MA)
Diana Rhoades | NPS Urban Fellow (Tucson, AZ)
Chantel Jimenez | FWS Environmental Education Specialist (San Diego, CA)
Nancy Brown | FWS Southwest Urban Refuge Coordinator (Houston, TX)

The Power of Partnerships
December 10, 2015
This webchat featured real-world examples of innovative, non-traditional partnerships. The webchat looked at how partnerships can help preserve cultural resources, add value to urban centers, and interpret complex history in a more inclusive way. Watch the webchat & download the slides.

Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President & Director of City Park Development | Trust for Public Land
August Carlino, President & CEO | Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
David Goldstein, National Park Service Urban Fellow | Detroit

The Urban Agenda and Health
October 1, 2015
Find out how parks and public spaces are becoming powerful places for health and wellness. Participants discussed why health matters in our cities and heard from Park Service staff, partners, and doctors integrating health into their parks and programs. Watch the webchat & download the slides.

Director's Urban Agenda Webchat

July 16, 2015

Hear Director Jarvis and Stewardship Institute Director Rebecca Stanfield McCown discuss the Urban Agenda, the role of the NPS in urban areas, and why urban matters Service-wide. Watch the webchat.

Welcome Back to Urban Matters

June 24, 2015

The Centennial Office joined the Urban Matters community to talk more about the overlap between the Urban Agenda and the Centennial. To access the audio portion of the webchat, dial 800-841-4034;replay passcode 37881. Here's the webinar PDF

Last updated: November 28, 2016