Missing Washington's National Parks? Here are 3 Events for You
Join our friends at the National Parks Conservation Association to learn more about the history of our state's national parks ... from the comfort of your home.
While we can't currently go to our state's national parks, we still can pay them a virtual visit. Our friends at the National Parks Conservation Association are bringing the parks to your screen. For the next few Thursdays, park history experts will be hosting 45-minute park talks, focusing on the North Cascades, the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and Mount Rainier. So sit back, relax and get ready to learn more about some of our most treasured destinations — from the comfort of your couch.
PARK TALK 1: Solving A Wilderness Puzzle: North Cascades National Park, featuring Lauren Danner
WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 5 - 6 p.m.
DETAILS & RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101682025676
Lauren Danner is the author of "Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park." When she’s not out hiking, she writes about outdoor recreation and public lands from her home in Olympia, Washington.
PARK TALK 2: Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons from the Japanese American Exclusion, featuring Clarence Moriwaki
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 5 - 6 p.m.
DETAILS & RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101682609422
Clarence Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. He has served as a spokesperson for administrations including the Clinton administration, the Office of the Governor and Congressman Jay Inslee.
Bonus reading: Learn about WTA's 2019 work party at the Memorial.
PARK TALK 3: Tahoma and Its People: A Natural History of Mount Rainier National Park featuring Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 5 - 6 p.m.
DETAILS & RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101682799992
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp is the author of "Tahoma and Its People: A Natural History of Mount Rainier National Park." His passion for the mountain began in the 1970s, when he worked there for two summers, and it continues today. He lives in Enumclaw, Washington.
Note: the events are capped at 300, so save a spot by registering on Eventbrite.