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ICSM Park Communication: Interpreting and navigating our nation's natural and cultural resources

About this Guide

 Holdup bear at Yellowstone National Park [postcard ca. 1930–1945]This guide supports the following seminar:

The National Park Service encompasses 417 units across all 50 states and several US territories. They include recreational parks, museums, historical sites, protected lands; and celebrate the cultural, historical, and natural resources and their connections to U.S. history. Common to all of these are systematic signage, maps, graphic information systems, standards of video, and other multimedia presentations, as well as systems for interpretation of the resources either in the field or in a visitor center or other structures. This course will explore the history, present and future of communication & interpretation in the parks.

(photo: Holdup Bear at Yellowstone National Park, ca 1930-45)

Library Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover Library resources and services and how to ask for help
  2. Evaluate source types and when to use them
  3. ​Find and access a book using the Library Search
  4. Find and access an article using the Library Search

Cathy Michael

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Cathy Michael
Ithaca College Library 953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850‑7002