National Historic Park and Library continue collaborative programming

Posted June 2, 2022 at 11:31 am by

San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park shares news about upcom­ing pro­gram­ming cre­at­ed in part­ner­ship with the San Juan Island Library.

San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park and the San Juan Island Pub­lic Library are pleased to announce the return of our pop­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tive Nature Mat­ters series. These series of inter­ac­tive pro­grams have been a well-attend­ed edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tive since 2020. In the past year, they have proven so pop­u­lar that a sec­ond series, Hid­den His­to­ries, has been added that deals with major inter­na­tion­al his­tor­i­cal moments and how they impact­ed the San Juan Islands.

Park staff have deliv­ered 15 pro­grams, deal­ing with top­ics as diverse as The Secret Life of Trees and Echoes of the Opi­um War, allow­ing inter­est­ed peo­ple to gain spe­cial­ized knowl­edge about top­ics relat­ed to park his­to­ry, cul­ture, ecosys­tems, and wildlife. These library pro­grams are part of our com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 150th anniver­sary of the peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the San Juan Island Bound­ary Dis­pute. Future events include the open­ing of our new Amer­i­can Camp Vis­i­tor Cen­ter in July and the Encamp­ment Liv­ing His­to­ry Week­end in August.

The first Nature Mat­ters pro­gram of 2022 will be on Wednes­day, June 15 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The pro­gram focus­es on Explor­ing Dirt, Soil, and What Makes it so Impor­tant. Vis­i­tors will learn answers to ques­tions like, What is dirt? Is it the same as soil? How does dirt or soil work, and what role does it play in the cir­cle of life? Join us as we dish some dirt on our local soils, their sta­tus­es, and why under­stand­ing dirt holds the mas­ter key to life on plan­et earth.

The series will run for the next four months on a month­ly basis and will be avail­able online at the library web­site after it airs. If you are inter­est­ed, email sbenson@sjlib.org to par­tic­i­pate. We great­ly appre­ci­ate the warm recep­tion these pro­grams have had and look for­ward to exten­sive future col­lab­o­ra­tions between our nation­al park and the library.

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