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Emily Jacobs

Certification and Training Program Manager, National Association for Interpretation in Ellensburg, WA

Park Ranger Neighbor

PRESENTED ON AUG 25, 2016
IN ELLENSBURG @ VOL 7

Emily Jacobs honors the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service through her love of adventure and the great outdoors. Emily gets up close and personal with bears and more.

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GEZI: The Park that Became a Democracy Movement

BY OZGUR BASAK ALKAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Being an urban designer, Ozgur Basak Alkan has a unique perspective of the events that led to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. The park became representative of much more than what it seemed.  

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A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.

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Sky Pie: An Overlook Park for the Land of the Sky

BY TAMARA GRAHAM
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Tamara Graham explores the possibilities of an overlook park for Asheville atop Beaucatcher Ridge.

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Creating a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

BY ALICYN GITLIN
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

What is a national monument and why do we need one surrounding Grand Canyon National Park? Alicyn Gitlin lays out the amazing values at risk surrounding Grand Canyon, and explains why they are in danger.  The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument is a popular idea, supported by tribes, elected officials, athletes, scientists, and conservation groups.  Please take a moment to learn why you should support it, too!

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Cove Park

BY CATRIN KEMP
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. The residencies provide time, space and freedom to make new work and experiment with new ways of working. Catrin Kemp, Assistant Director of Cove Park, talks about some of the spaces on the site and the different cultural programmes that occupy them. 

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Park of the ethnic and historical periods “Etnoselo”

BY OLHA PAVLYK
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 26, 2017

Park of the ethnic and historical periods “Etnoselo” is a way to show polyethnic structure of Zaporizhzhya region. It shows housing habitation different ethnic groups and has different edutainment programs 

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Park Heritage

BY DANA LIND
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Dana Lind has been maintaining Ellensburg's parks for many years. In this role he encourages the preservation of, development of, and engagement with the area. At the center of this is what he describes as "the crown jewel" of the community: Irene Rienhart Riverfront Park.