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Proceedings of the First Park Naturalists' Training Conference, November 1 to 30, 1929

Table of Contents

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INTRODUCTION

MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONFERENCE

THE FIELD OF EDUCATION IN THE NATIONAL PARKS (view all 6 articles)

0. The Importance of Perspective of Park Educational Problems, Introductory address

1. A Discussion of National Park Standards

2. The Park Visitor

3. The Purpose of Educational Work in National Parks

4. What Academic Methods Can Be Applied to Educational Activities in the Parks?

5. New Methods of Outdoor Education

6. The "Popular" Interpretation of Science

THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND ITS PLACE IN NATIONAL PARKS ADMINISTRATION (view all 4 articles)

1. What Are the Elements of a "Well Rounded" Educational Program?

2. What Part Do Education Activities for the Public Play in Administration of the Park?

3. How Can the Program of Investigation be Correlated With Park Administration?

4. What Part Should the Park Naturalist Play in the Administrative Program?

MUSEUMS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS (view all 5 articles)

0. Introduction to Museum Sessions

1. Functions and Scope of a National Park Museum

2. The Place of the Museum in the Park Organization

3. The Place of the Museum in the Educational Program of a National Park

4. Participation of the Ranger Naturalists in Museum Activities

5. Defining the Park Museum and Formulating a Policy Regarding its Field

PLANNING A PARK MUSEUM (view all 5 articles)

0. Survey of Museum Possibilities in National Parks

1. What the Park Naturalist Can Do to Start a Museum

2. How Other Park and Outside Agencies Can Aid in Starting a Museum

3. Planning the Museum Lay-out

4. Principles of Installation Plans and Finished Exhibits

5. Museum Labels

MUSEUM TECHNIQUE (view all 7 articles)

1. Museum Preparation Which May be Undertaken by the National Park Service Staff

2. General Consideration of Museum Preparation of Wild Life Collections

3. Collecting of Museum Material in Geology and Paleontology

4. Some Notes on Ethnological and Historical Collections for Park Museums

5. Some Notes on Collecting and Exhibiting Historical Material in National Park Museum

6. Random Notes on Museum Technique

7. References on Museum Technique

ADMINISTRATION OF PARK MUSEUMS (view all 7 article)

1. Fundamentals of Museum Administration

2. Museum Personnel

3. Office Methods in a Museum

4. Museum Records

5. Some General Policies of Museum Administration

6. Cooperating Agencies and Relationship to Other Divisions of National Park Service

7. References on Museum Administration

NATURE TRAILS (view all 6 articles)

1. The Place of the Nature Trail in the Park Educational Program

2. Planning and Reconnaissance for a Nature Trail

3. Establishment of a Nature Trail - (Including Principles of Labeling)

4. What Illustrative Materials should be Used in Establishing a Nature Trail?

5. Maintenance and Use of Nature Trails

6. Reference on Nature Trails

EXHIBITS IN PLACE (view all 3 articles)

1. Purpose and Scope of Exhibits in Place

2. Potential Exhibits in Place

3. Planning, Development and Use of Exhibits in Place

GUIDING IN THE NATIONAL PARKS (view all 9 articles)

1. The Field Trip as a Method in Education

2. Principles of Guiding in the National Parks, Notes on Intensity of Service Offered

3. Scope and Field of Guiding Activities in the National Parks

4. Addendum: Proposed Nature Trail Changes

5. Qualifications of a Nature Guide

6. Training the Guide in the Park

7. Planning, Organizing, and Conducting Guided Trips

8. Some Physical Aspects of Guiding

9. The Attitude of the Public Toward Guided Trips

LECTURES IN NATIONAL PARKS (view all 7 articles)

1. Some Principles of Lecturing in National Parks

2. The Place of Lectures in the Park Educational Program

3. Park Audiences by C. A. Harwell

4. Park Audiences by C. F. Brockman

5. Subject matter by Frank T. Been, George L. Collins

6. Use of Visual and Other Material to Augment Park Lectures

7. Park Naturalists' Criticisms of Present Lectures in their Individual Parks

SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF THE PARK PROTECTION PROGRAM (view all 6 articles)

1. Participation of Educ. in Planning of Roads, Trails, etc. to Protect Scientific Assets

2. Particip. of Educ. in Planning of Roads, Trails, etc. to permit Utiliz. of Educ. Assets

3. The Natural Balance; What is it?

4. Is it Possible to Preserve the Natural Balance? If so, How?

5. The Predatory Animal Problem

6. The Predatory Animal Problem and its Bearing on the Natural Balance

THE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN THE NATIONAL PARKS (view all 5 articles)

1. Importance of Scientific Research in the National Parks

2. Making an Inventory of Our Scientific Assets

3. Surveys of Park Scientific Problems

4. Solving Scientific Problems With Cooperation of Outside Organizations, Individuals

5. The Place of the Park Naturalist in the Research Program

USE OF RECORDED SCIENTIFIC DATA (view all 3 articles)

1. Sources of Recorded Information

2. Recorded Scientific Data and its Bearing on Park Educational Activities (missing)

3. Utilization of Recorded Scientific Info. in the General Park Administrative Program

4. Recorded Scientific Info. and its Bearing on the General Park Administrative Program

RESEARCH RESERVES (view all 9 articles)

1. The Research Reserve and its Part in the Park Educational Program

2. Some General Considerations of Research Reserves

3. What is a Research Reserve? Discussion by all members of the Conference

4. Establishment of Research Reserves

5. The Use and Administration of Research Reserves

6. Some Notes on Research Reserves and Wilderness Areas in the National Forests

7. Wild Life Problems

8. Some Wild Life Problems in the National Parks

9. Control of the White Pine Blister-Rust

PUBLICATIONS (view all 7 articles)

1. General Publications of the National Park Service

2. Announcements, Programs, Posters, etc.

3. Nature Notes

4. Natural History Leaflets, Popular Bulletins, and Technical Bulletins

5. The Park Information Manual and other Manuals

6. Writing for Private Publications

7. Sale of Publications

LIBRARIES IN THE NATIONAL PARKS (view all 3 articles)

1. The Park Library Purpose, Scope, Housing, Staff

2. Establishing the Park Library

3. Administration of the Park Library

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL EDUCATION (view all 3 articles)

1. Principles of Photography

2. Visual Education and Its Place in the National Park Educational Program

3. The Production of Photographic Material for Use in the Parks

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS

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