Missed last week’s show? Stream online anytime and learn about all the activities in store for the duration of National Park week.
Joining host Julie Perkins of Shaw Bransford & Roth was Sara Newman, DrPH, MCP, an active duty commissioned corps officer in the United States Public Health Service currently assigned to the National Park Service serving as the Director of the NPS Office of Public Health (OPH). Sara is the principal advisor to the NPS Director and executive leadership for public health protection, disease prevention and health promotion decisions impacting the health of more than 300 million visitors to more than 400 parks nationwide.
They were also be joined by Diego Contreras, an AmeriCorps VISTA assigned to the National Parks Service, Associate Directorate of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers. He primarily works with the Junior Ranger program, and is currently working on a national interagency Junior Ranger book on fishing.
And rounding out the panel was Vince Vaise, Chief of Visitor Services at National Capital Parks-East, who is in charge of planning special events, educational programs, working with local partners and communities, and developing the Ranger staff.
Get the inside scoop on all the happenings during National Park Week and beyond, and then get out in the parks for all your summer excursions! The show aired live on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET on Federal News Radio 1500, but you can stream online anytime via the Federal News Radio player.