National Collegiate Honors Council

 

Date of this Version

2016

Citation

Partners in the Parks: Field Guide to an Experiential Program in the National Parks. Second Edition. Edited by Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series, 2016.

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Copyright © 2016 by National Collegiate Honors Council.

Abstract

Contents

Dedication: The National Park Service
Jerry Herron and Hallie Savage
Acknowledgments
About the Authors


Foreword
Heather Thiessen-Reily
Message from the Co-Chairs of the Partners in the Parks Committee
Kathleen King and Bill Atwill
King’s Canyon
Emily Blair

CHAPTER 1 A Ranger’s Welcome
Connie Rudd
Field Notes
Unexpected Discoveries at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison
National Park
(Dana Reid)

CHAPTER 2 Origin and Evolution
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
Building for the Future (Dalton Dorrell)

CHAPTER 3 Stepping into the Wild
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
The Unexpected Wilderness of Sequoia National Park
(Johnny MacLean, Brian White, and Alysia Schmidt)
Defining Wilderness (Josh LaMore)

CHAPTER 4 Urban Landscapes
Joan Digby and Heather Thiessen-Reily
Field Notes
From Fire Island to Gateway: Evolution of an Urban Partners in the Parks (Melissa Antinori and James P. Clarke)

CHAPTER 5 Expanding Horizons Closer to Home
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
Immersion in Nature—Quite Literally: U.S. Virgin Islands
(Joan Digby with Kathleen Nolan and Kristy Biolsi)

CHAPTER 6 Partnerships and Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to
Initiating a PITP Program
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
Partnerships in the Park: Building a Community in Olympic
National Park
(Alison Mills Willis, Laura Harrington, and Brook Kelly)

CHAPTER 7 Gearing Up
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
Everglades 2013/2014: Slogging through the Slough and Other
Favorite Experiences
(Kathleen King)

CHAPTER 8 Group Soup and Creature Discomforts
Joan Digby and Heather Thiessen-Reily
Field Notes
On Top of the World: Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Chloe Margulis)

CHAPTER 9 Preparing, Experiencing, and Assessing Learning
Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby
Field Notes
Partners in the Parks: An Adventure in the Black Canyon Comes Home (Anjelica Harlow)

APPENDICES
A. Partners in the Parks Programs to Date
B. PITP Service-Learning Projects
C. Partners in the Parks Best Practices Manual
D. Sample Project Proposal and Final Budget Report
E. Letter and Application for Academic Fee Waiver
F. Key to Animal Tracks in the Field Notes
About the NCHC Monograph Series