About the Course
The Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, celebrates its’ Centennial in February 2019. This presentation weaves through the Canyon’s important role in the history of the National Park System, recognizing the Grand Canyon’s significant cultural history and natural resources, and critical issue national parks like the Grand Canyon today. Review of the many individuals who visited, and lived in the Grand Canyon over its 100-year history, preserving and caring for it will be included in the conversation.
Instructor: Steve Wolter serves as the Executive Director of the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, and an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health-Bloomington where he leads major programs in technical assistance, research, training and education, and planning for Indiana University. With over 35 years of experience in parks, recreation, and public lands management, he has lead the Eppley Institute’s award-winning programs serving the National Park Service, Carhart National Training Center for Wilderness Stewardship, Bureau of Land Management, municipal and state park organizations in the nation, an the World Parks Academy. As an Assistant Professor (part-time), Mr. Wolter teaches in the Indiana University School of Public Health graduate program focusing on leadership, philanthropy, planning, public policy, and built environment-active living courses. Steve has spoken on topics relating to parks and public lands, the environment, and park management and leadership in over a dozen countries and widely throughout the U.S.
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