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Interpreting Science in the Parks

Over the course of the day today I traversed a seemingly disparate collection of nations and national parks - Greenland's Ilulissat Icefjord; South China's karsts; Mozambique's Gorongosa NP; and finally our own Yosemite NP. This final destination of my day's tasks focused my attention most on how we interpret science & research in the parks for the visitors, for a workshop we'll be hosting at the Incomparable Valley at the end of January with Japanese colleagues. Reviewing a draft agenda, the one thing I thought missing from our examples were park signs - not just the entrance signs, which don't meet this criteria, but the wayside exhibits that visitors to U.S. national parks encounter as they walk through the meadows, fields and forests of America's best idea. These below are a first tranche of such signs, from Yosemite National Park, that meld research and interpretation.
Yosemite Falls Saved by design Grizzly Giant wayside_0742 Half Dome