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Summer Lecture Series Day Pass 6/9: Nature and Recreation in Michigan: Michigan’s State Parks: 100 years of making memories:
In 2019, Michigan’s State Parks had their 100th Anniversary. In this paneled presentation, Craig, Hillary, and Theresa will share the history of Michigan’s State Parks, how they were developed by programs like the CCC and specific champions of conservation like P.S. Lovejoy and Genevieve Gillette and a closer look at what unique features people will encounter when visiting our State Parks in the Great Lakes State. Craig Kasmer has worked as the Park Interpreter at Hartwick Pines State Park for 20 years. His degree is in forestry (MSU) but prior to that, he pursued a degree in fine arts/theater (WSU). His educational background has allowed him to bring his enthusiasm and passion of nature to visitors of Michigan State Parks. Hillary Pine has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies from the University of East Anglia. As a Historian with the DNR and Michigan History Center, Hillary is responsible for the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, the Higgins Lake Nursery, and the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Hillary especially enjoys giving tours and public programs to share Michigan’s diverse history with the public. Theresa Neal has worked at Tahquamenon Falls State Park as an Interpretive Ranger since 2005. She develops and presents educational, hands-on programs and activities for visitors and organizations year-round. Theresa is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and resides just south of Paradise with her husband and crazy bird-dog.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Summer Lecture Series
Date(s) : 06/09/2022
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location : Online
Instructor : Kasmer, Craig
Fee : $5.00
Event Status : COMPLETED