February 13, 2017


California National Parks Exhibit Opening To Feature Al Baldwin, Board Chairman,
National Park Foundation


Opening exhibit program, viewing and reception featuring guest speaker
Al Baldwin —Chair, Board of Directors, National Park Foundation


2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Science Library
Parking available per hour in Lot 13 and the Mesa Parking Structure. Interactive Map: 


Media planning to attend should contact Charla Batey at 949-824-4658 or  cbatey@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.


1:45 p.m. Registration Opens
2:10 p.m. Program and Speakers:

Lorelei Tanji
University Librarian, University of California, Irvine

Al Baldwin
Chair, Board of Directors, National Park Foundation 3:00 p.m. Reception and Exhibit Viewing

BACKGROUND:  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. Furthermore, Al Baldwin will share current stories and news from the National Park Foundation and the future of the nation’s most treasured lands.

Sponsored by the Partners of the UCI Libraries