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关于讲者： 乔·迈耶（Joe Meyer）是美国国家公园管理局（US National Park Service）工作29年的资深人士，自1995年以来一直在优胜美地工作。迈耶对公园及其资源了解深入，掌握有助于决策的科学文献。 乔目前担任幕僚长一职，协助公园总监处理公园最重要的事务。 迈耶是一名科学家，并热衷科普。 在业余时间，他喜欢学习、阅读、研究自然和远足。
The Park That Started It All: Yosemite’s Special Place in History
Join us on October 28th as we explore the fascinating history of Yosemite National Park – the oldest and possibly most loved national park in America! Over 150 years ago, a historic bill was passed by President Abraham Lincoln that protected the land and wildlife from being degraded by anyone, for any reason. Such an act had never been done before and helped ensure that Yosemite’s incredible landscape – from its towering waterfalls and ancient sequoias to its deep valleys and vast wilderness- could be enjoyed by Americans as well as millions of international visitors for generations to come.
This journey through time will be led by Yosemite National Park's own Chief of Staff, Joe Meyer. Following the screening of the Ken Burns’ documentary “A Gathering of Spirit”, Mr. Meyer will help us fully understand the evolution of America's national parks from an insider's perspective. He will also discuss current park management issues and the role of national parks in helping to protect wildlife across the U.S. The program will conclude with an open discussion with the audience.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to hear from an expert on America's national parks! All are welcome to attend (please bring ID). Chinese translation will be provided. See you there!
About the Speaker: Joe Meyer is a 29-year veteran of the U.S. National Park Service and has worked at Yosemite since 1995. Joe knows the park and its resources very well, as well as the scientific literature that informs decision making. In his current position as Chief of Staff, Joe assists the Superintendent with the park’s highest priorities. Joe is a scientist by training and enjoys bringing science to the table. In his free time, Joe pursues lifelong learning, reading, nature study, and hiking.