New Park Break Perspectives paper offers ideas on how to foster awareness of archaeological resources

We have just published the twelfth paper in our Park Break Perspectives Series.  The series is a set of web-based research papers and essays produced by graduate students who have taken part on the GWS's Park Break program.  The papers were developed in consultation with faculty members, park scientists, and other park professionals.  Park Break Perspectives offers fresh looks at perennial and emerging issues through the eyes of up-and-coming scholars — the next generation of park leaders.

The newest addition to the series is "Interpretive actions for archaeological resources: Keweenaw National Historical Park and Isle Royale National Park," co-authored by Mario Battaglia, University of Arizona; Casey Campetti, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Maija Glasier-Lawson, California State University, Chico; Matthew Kalos, Temple University; Hilary Miller, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg; Megan Springate, University of Maryland; Stephanie Sullivan, University of Arkansas; and Katie Turner, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  The paper emanated from a Park Break session held in April 2014 and jointly hosted by Keweenaw National Historical Park and Isle Royale National Park.

The students' Park Break project was to develop a set of learning resources about Keweenaw archaeology for the National Park Service and its partners.  The students were posed with this question: How can we increase understanding of, and appreciation for, the Keweenaw’s nationally significant archaeological resources?  The paper offers two sets of solutions: one focused on Youth, and the other on Adults.  Each set is broken down into potential immediate, near-term, and long-term actions.

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