Coffee and Conversation with Al Baldwin, Chair, Board of Directors for National Park Foundation
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm
Ayala Science Library, Second Floor
University of California, Irvine
Enjoy a special presentation from Al Baldwin about news from the National Parks Foundation and the future of our country’s most valuable landscapes alongside the UCI Libraries new exhibit. Coffee and light appetizers will be served.
Please RSVP by February 21st:
Celebrating the Opening of the UCI Libraries’ Winter Exhibit
Our Majestic Lands: California's National Parks
On Display through June 2017
Exhibit Curators: Becky Imamoto and Brian Williams
Designers: Allan Helmick and Sylvia Irving
Out of all the states, California has the most National Parks with nine in total, each representing an incredible diversity of environments and landscapes. While we now find enjoyment from their recreational use in activities ranging from hiking and bouldering to camping and picnics, the appeal of these landscapes has a long and storied history that is uniquely bound to the history of California. The stories of the people who fought to preserve them for future generations are not without their controversies, but the splendor of the parks are unquestionable and their enduring appeal is a fundamental part of the California experience.