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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Friday, August 9 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
What does it take to partner with state and national parks?

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What does it take to partner with state and national parks?
Mike Gauthier, Superintendent of Nez Perce National Historical Park, Whitman Mission National Historic Site and Big Hole National Battlefield, has successfully partnered with libraries to encourage and extend access to public lands and parks. Case studies from Yosemite NP, Olympic NP, and Nez Perce NHP demonstrate how libraries and parks both benefit when together they tell the stories of our nation's extraordinary natural and cultural resources and rich heritage.

On a state level learn what Carolyn Petersen, Rural Library consultant, Washington State Library, needed to do to launch a pilot program this spring which enables 4 Washington public libraries to check out Discover passes to Washington’s state parks. The Discover Pass goes out with a backpack containing binoculars, a common animal and plants guide, and an evaluation guide.

1. what's necessary for a successful collaboration 2. how to evaluate program 3. lessons learned


Mike Gauthier

Superintendent, Nez Perce National Historical Park


Assistant Program Manager, Library Development, Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State

Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
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