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Connect with fellow Building Geeks by joining the Preservation Trades Network or an NPS program that fosters the traditional trades.
After interpreters and archeologists work together to develop an interpretive product, the product continues to require maintenance. Learn how to develop a useful maintenance plan for your product in this resource!
Listen to the podcast and take a moment to reflect: How do we decide which objects to preserve? How do our personal criteria compare to the "official" ones?
Learn more about students who were tasked with creating a gravity-driven water filtration system that gets dirty water as clean as possible and the results.
Learn how teacher Monique Trauger inspired and encouraged her students to be creative and open in a writing exercise and how can you use this technique!
As a curriculum-based education program specialist in a national park, you have the ability to significantly impact lives; learn how an effective work environment can strengthen your team and increase the impact you make.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
Students want to be connected to their learning and in control of it. Learn how to make learning real, relevant, and relatable for student visitors.
September 2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School where nine students shaped American history.
Interpreters and educators do not practice in a vacuum; they bring to their work personal experiences, values, and biases. Learn more about cultural competency and bias here!
There are phrases that, if we use them more often, will result in others perceiving us in a way that will build bridges and increase trust.
National Park Service (NPS) graduates a class of Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) alumni each year. The first FMLP alumni graduated in 2007.
Learn how archeologists use relative and absolute dating methods to determine the age of sites, artifacts, and the behaviors they represent.
Archeology is an interdisciplinary field, and many archeologists specialize in a subfield of archeology. Learn about the variety of subfields in this resource!
Discussing the balancing act that is the NPS desire to preserve the natural world with the desire to protect human life and limb.
HPTC partners with the Stewards Individual Placement Program to provide training & hands-on experience in the preservation trades.
Answers to your questions about the new NPS National Chainsaw Safety Program (NCSP) and Chainsaw Safety Maintenance and Operations (CSMO) training.
This resource will introduce you to the international component of the NPS mission and what you can do to help support the international goals of the NPS.
Learn how to identify whether an old fruit tree in your park is an heirloom variety or not.
The Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) Course of Study (COS) has been released. This Servicewide Maintenance Advisory Committee (SMAC) provided review.
Learn more about cultural competence and the importance of helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe.
Approximately 20% of the population has a disability which means millions of visitors to National Parks have challenges with mobility, hearing & seeing. Learn the top 4 myths of accessible facilities.
Learn the history behind Mission 66 and how the era greatly enlarged the park system and expanded entire categories of parks.
Learn how organizations can benefit from diversity when women and underrepresented minorities are not just hired but are included in the culture.
The Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) is a philosophy the National Park Service (NPS) uses to help balance the NPS asset portfolio.