Join our NPCA community for virtual "Park Talks" to learn about our work and ways you can get involved.

NPCA is proud to bring you a collection of Park Talks. These live presentations provide an opportunity to hear from staff, park experts and partners about some of the park stories, victories and threats we most want to share.

If you can’t attend, check back here after the Park Talk for the recording.

Upcoming Park Talks

World Ocean Day Park Talk, A Conversation with Award-winning Photographer and Filmmaker Ian Shive, featuring behind-the-scenes photos and stories

Monday, June 8 RSVP

Park Tripper, an Exploration of Our Favorite Texas National Parks, featuring PBS host of “The Day Tripper,” Chet Garner

Tuesday, June 9 RSVP

Speaking up for the Swamp: What’s at Stake in Big Cypress, featuring Dr. Melissa Abdo of NPCA

  • Date: Thursday, June 18, 4 - 5 p.m. (Eastern)
  • RSVP details coming soon!

Connecting the LGBTQ Community to the Outdoors, featuring the Venture Out Project

  • Date: Wednesday, June 24
  • RSVP details & event time coming soon!

The Science of Marine Reserves: Protecting Coral and Wildlife in Marine National Parks, featuring world-renowned angler, Dr. Martin “Marty” Arostegui

  • Date: Thursday, July 23, 4 - 5 p.m. (Eastern)
  • RSVP details coming soon!

Past Park Talks

  • Solving a Wilderness Puzzle: North Cascades National Park, featuring Lauren Danner. Recording available here.

  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons from the Japanese American Exclusion, featuring Clarence Moriwaki. Recording available here.

  • Tahoma & Its People: A Natural History of Mount Rainier National Park, featuring Jeff Antonelis-Lapp. Recording available here.

  • The Atomic Frontier and Black Life at Hanford, featuring Jackie Peterson, guest curator for the similarly named 2015-2016 exhibition at the Northwest African American Museum. Recording available here.

  • Bears Ears to Hovenweep: Conserving a Connected Cultural Landscape, featuring Kurt Riley, former governor of the Pueblo of Acoma, and Amanda Podmore, consultant for NPCA’s Southwest and Energy teams. Recording available here.

  • Sound the Bugle, See the Stars: How History and Nature are Enjoyed at Fort Davis National Historical Park, featuring NPS rangers. Recording available here.

  • To Love and To Advocate: What it Takes to Preserve and Protect the National Parks, and How You Can Turn Your Love Into, featuring NPCA’s Senior Director of Cultural Resources, Alan Spears. Recording available here.

  • Wildlife Recovery and the Elwha River, featuring Kim Sager-Fradkin, wildlife program manager for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Recording available here.

  • Searching for the Ghost Bear in the North Cascades, featuring Dr. Bill Gaines, lead biologist organizing the search for the great bear. Recording available here.

  • Moosewatch Expedition: Stories from Isle Royale, featuring past Moosewatch volunteers who have traversed the park searching for moose and wolf signs to inform the longest running predator-prey study in the world. Recording available here.

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