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Public Outreach Through Student Training: An Example of a NPS-University Partnership in Western Pennsylvania

Author(s): Beverly A. Chiarulli ; Nancy Smith ; marion smeltzer

Year: 2016

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Five National Park Service units located in Western Pennsylvania present the history of the region from the days of George Washington through the 18th century industrial period to even more recent events.  From 1999 through 2009, a partnership between the NPS and Indiana University of Pennsylvania provided opportunities for students to gain field and lab experience working on NPS projects and conducting research for MA Thesis projects.  These opportunities provided the students with needed pre-professional experience.  While public outreach is often thought to refer to general publics, student training is also an important form of outreach. The NPS projects provide students with the opportunity to participate in projects which focus on preservation rather than more typical cultural resource projects and are able to assist in projects related to heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning.


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Public Outreach Through Student Training: An Example of a NPS-University Partnership in Western Pennsylvania. Beverly A. Chiarulli, Nancy Smith, marion smeltzer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434584)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 73

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America