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This is the archive page for the FriYAY Podcast series from 2020. To check out recent episodes, visit The FriYAY Series page. To check out episodes from 2021, visit the 2021 FriYAY Podcast Archive page. Archived Episodes 2020: Episodes 1 – 22 Episode 1: Home Office Tips for Everyone with Jill Fleming Jill Fleming, Owner
The 2021 Cultural Resources Training Catalog offers both in-person classroom and online learning opportunities for National Park Service employees.
Getting to White Grass If you enter “White Grass Ranch” into Google Maps, the directions will identify the correct location. When you reach the Moose, you may lose cell phone reception and access to Google Maps navigation. Follow steps four through six below to navigate the gate, parking, etc. upon arriving at the ranch. Directions
The Historic Preservation Training Center is excited to be opening registration for our 2022 BEST Preservation Workshops. Workshops and Trainings for 2022 Inquiry Courses Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation Documentation & Investigation Courses Creating and Using Oral Histories in the Preservation of Historic Resources Thinking Through Water, Air, and Temperature Issues in Historic Structures
During Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Resources, students learn how to maintain historic resources in a way that both addresses pest issues as well as follows the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Using resources in Death Valley National Park as case studies, participants will practice the inspection and
Students in Asset Management for Historic Structures will learn to apply best practices of both facility management and cultural resources to historic landscapes and structures. Through a digital learning laboratory and practical application, students will develop a shared understanding of how these two approaches work together to effectively manage historic resources. Learners will be in
Purified, or degummed, linseed oil is enjoying a renaissance as a finish for wood preservation, but its application and suitability for preservation projects require understanding its behavior and application for it to be effective. Students attending Traditional Finishes: Purified Linseed Oil will learn the basic properties and application procedures of degummed linseed oil products and
Log structures are some of the most versatile, enduring, and widespread resources found in the United States. The five-day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers basic wood science and beginner log repair techniques to prepare trainees to care for these important buildings. Using the White Grass Dude Ranch as a laboratory, students will
In Beginning Historic Wood Window Preservation, participants are introduced to the basics of window preservation, including documenting condition, stripping paint, preparing weathered wood, back-bedding and glazing, glass cutting, and painting. Trainees will also learn about and practice using purified linseed oil products as a treatment system for glazing and painting wood windows. To compliment hands-on
Historic masonry buildings are relatively simple construction systems, but their preservation requires a sound understanding of stone, brick, and mortars, their weathering, and how they function together as a system. Students attending Historic Masonry Preservation and Repair will learn about these concepts and pair them with hands-on practice completing simple masonry repairs that involve matching
The International Workshop on the Conservation and Restoration of Earthen Architecture (known by its Spanish acronym TICRAT) is a partnership between the U.S. National Park Service and its Mexican counterpart, the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). The Vanishing Treasures Program, University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, and Cornerstones Community Partnerships partner to
Basic Preservation Engineering introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts as they relate to vernacular wood structures. Using the historic Bacon Barn and Bear Valley School in Pinnacles National Park as case studies and field sites, students will analyze real structural problems and design appropriate stabilization measures with the help of a preservation engineer, expert
Offered in partnership with Stephen T. Mather Training Center, this workshop engages participants in building knowledge and applying historic preservation concepts to the stewardship of cultural resources. This course is ideal for field personnel who work directly on historic structures and/or cultural landscapes and seek to feel more empowered when making historic preservation treatment decisions.
In this course participants learn how to effectively plan and implement all phases of an oral history project. Using case studies and classroom presentations, participants will gain the tools they need to gather reliable historic information using the spoken word. During the first two days of the workshop, students focus on best practices for how
The interaction between air flow, water vapor, liquid water, and heat (or lack of heat) in and around a historic building directly relate to its longevity, performance, and comfort. When these interactions are altered through a change in materials, use, or design, unintended damage can result. In Water, Air, and Temperature Issues, students explore and
Overview Curtis Sullivan, a wooden artifact conservator from Harpers Ferry Center, discusses a project to preserve the vehicles and wagons at Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. Watch the Video Learn how Curtis conserved vehicles and wagons as part of the Trades Alive video series. Tools Needed: Recycled boards Screws and lags Various jacks
The National Park Service has a long successful history of working with other Departments, agencies and bureaus.
Are you new to the NPS? Use this resources to find a list of resources and opportunities specifically geared towards you!
The Wildland Fire Program protects the lives, property, & resources of the NPS in a manner which also allows for the natural role of fire on the landscape.
In the National Park Service, “partnership” refers to a working relationship between the NPS and a nonprofit organization or government agency.
The National Park Service (NPS) manages a variety of facilities that enable visitors to experience national parks in a safe and accessible environment.
An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
The NPS national headquarters and support centers are collectively called the Washington Support Office (WASO).
BEST Preservation Workshops will cover historic resources that occur nation-wide and continue to use the Vanishing Treasures curriculum to share problem-based and hands-on learning.