As Americans celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, a question naturally arises: Where did the idea for a national park originate? Join author, Dennis Drabelle in exploring the origins of national parks and the insights which guided Frederick Law Olmsted in organizing his thoughts on how to manage the wilderness park centered on Yosemite Valley, a state-owned predecessor to the national park model of Yellowstone. Haunting those thoughts were the cluttered and carnival-like banks of Niagara Falls, which served as an oft-cited example of what should not happen to a spectacular natural phenomenon.
ONSITE | Thursday, August 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.
Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.