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National Park Service Director Visits ULM


Director Jonathan Jarvis of the U.S. National Park Service visits the University of Louisiana at Monroe today.  Jarvis will attend a variety of local events while sharing the importance of preservation.


"The centennial goal of the National Park Service is to create and connect with the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates," said Jarvis in a press release.  "I am looking forward to spending time with several classes of students from the area at a local park and Natural History Museum, amplifying the message of the Every Kid in the Park initiative and later speaking with college students and community members, inviting them all to learn, explore and engage with the natural and cultural resources of the park system.”


With a career as a civil servant, Director Jarvis has been with the service for over 30 years. U.S. National Park Service cares for more than 400 national parks and assist communities to help preserve their historic places and open spaces.


Director Jarvis will also spend time on campus and visit the Natural History Museum.

“We are honored to have Director Jarvis visit University of Louisiana at Monroe. Our mutual interest in the World Heritage site at Poverty Point established that connection, and we look forward to exploring ways in which that relationship will benefit ULM, Poverty Point, and the National Parks Service,” shared Dr. Pani, Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Director Jarvis provides an exclusive interview with KEDM Public Radio and shares some of the challenges the U.S. National Park Service faces during current times. 


The evening will hold a special presentation at Hemphill Hall, Room 134 on “The Next Century of Parks” at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at the Liew Family International Student Center at 7 p.m.

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