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Mt Rainier NP: Glaciers and Climate Change – PWPR 22

9/24/2018
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Geomorphologist Paul Kennard calls Mount Rainier National Park the canary in a coal mine when it comes to climate change. Glaciers on Rainier melt at a rapid rate, causing issues with the park’s rivers and wildlife. And, resource rangers are at the forefront of dealing with a rapidly changing environment. On this episode of Podcasts... The post Mt Rainier NP: Glaciers and Climate Change – PWPR 22 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:49:59

Mt Rainier NP: Volcanic Activity and Park Geology – PWPR 21

9/10/2018
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A trip to Mount Rainier National Park brings you through lush landscapes dotted with wildflowers. However, a beast lies beneath the park! The mountain is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Does that mean the park is dangerous? On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers sit down with a Park... The post Mt Rainier NP: Volcanic Activity and Park Geology – PWPR 21 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:46:36

Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration – PWPR 20

9/3/2018
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The tale of Lewis and Clark is one many Americans heard in school. Two mountain men who explore the west with a passion for adventure. While many of us romanticize the expedition, there’s a lot more to this story. The Corps of Discovery, composed of 33 people, heads west with military men, hunters, translators, a... The post Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration – PWPR 20 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:49:36

Whitman Mission NHS: Cultural Misunderstandings – PWPR 19

8/27/2018
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In the early 1800’s the US went through a revival of Christianity and people of faith signed up to minister to the Native American people in the west. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman leave their lives behind in New York to become one of the first families to travel the Oregon Trail. They preach to the... The post Whitman Mission NHS: Cultural Misunderstandings – PWPR 19 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:48:39

Glacier NP: Wildlife Safety with the Bark Ranger – PWPR 18

8/20/2018
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Bark Ranger Gracie has a big job at Glacier National Park: to keep wildlife away from high visitor use areas in the park. But once she’s finished her work, Ranger Mark Biel steps in and educates visitors on the importance of wildlife safety. Listen in to this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers to find... The post Glacier NP: Wildlife Safety with the Bark Ranger – PWPR 18 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:44:11

Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields – PWPR 17

8/13/2018
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The Battle of Little Bighorn is one of the most written about and mythologized battles in US history. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we talk with Ranger Steve Adelson about Custer’s Last Stand, the evolution of the National Monument, and why we preserve battlefields. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr17/ Help keep the... The post Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields – PWPR 17 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:48:48

Mt Rushmore: Preservation of the Sculpture – PWPR 16

8/6/2018
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How does the National Park Service keep the presidents looking pristine? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers we discuss Mount Rushmore preservation efforts with the Assistant Cheif of Interpretation, Blaine Kortemeyer. We learn about his unique role on the Rope Access team — a unique group of Rangers who see eye to eye... The post Mt Rushmore: Preservation of the Sculpture – PWPR 16 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:40:50

Mt Rushmore: The Story Behind An American Icon – PWPR 15

7/23/2018
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Have you ever wondered how four presidential faces end up carved into the side of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we learn about the complex and controversial story of the American icon — Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr15/... The post Mt Rushmore: The Story Behind An American Icon – PWPR 15 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:42:40

Badlands NP: Growing Up in the National Parks – PWPR 14

7/16/2018
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What would it be like growing up in the National Parks? Ranger Aaron Kaye’s father was also a Park Ranger, and the National Parks were his backyard. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we discuss Aaron’s unique story and the many jobs he’s had in the Park Service. Show Notes found at:... The post Badlands NP: Growing Up in the National Parks – PWPR 14 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:45:25

Badlands NP: Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Black Footed Ferret – PWPR 13

7/9/2018
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Badlands National Park wildlife is in a class of its own. Bison, bighorn sheep and the endangered black-footed ferret draw people from all over the world to visit the park. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we speak with a wildlife biologist to take a peek into what it takes to manage the... The post Badlands NP: Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Black Footed Ferret – PWPR 13 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:44:55

Badlands NP: Paleontology and Visitor Fossil Discoveries – PWPR 12

6/25/2018
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Did you know the birth of American Paleontology occurred at Badlands National Park? The park is home to one of the largest mammal fossil caches in the world and attracts scientists from all over. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we talk to Interpretive Ranger and Paleontologist Ed Welsh to discover more about... The post Badlands NP: Paleontology and Visitor Fossil Discoveries – PWPR 12 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:46:09

Minuteman Missile NHS: Commanding the Missile – PWPR 11

6/18/2018
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We take a look at the Cold War, as we discuss tensions with the USSR which led to the creation of a nuclear arsenal just beneath the plains of South Dakota. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we visit Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr11/ Help keep the show... The post Minuteman Missile NHS: Commanding the Missile – PWPR 11 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:46:53

Rocky Mountain: Climbing Ranger – PWPR 10

6/11/2018
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Let’s explore what life as a climbing ranger at one of the premier parks for mountain climbing in the world, Rocky Mountain National Park. We discuss what climbing is like, search and rescue, and the famous Longs Peak on this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr10/ Help keep the show... The post Rocky Mountain: Climbing Ranger – PWPR 10 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:44:40

Rocky Mountain: Alpine Tundra – PWPR 9

6/4/2018
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Elks, pika, and marmot, oh my! Meet the otherworldly mammals of the alpine tundra. And, learn what it takes to dig out the highest elevation visitor center in the United States out from over 10 feet of snow every year in Rocky Mountain National Park on this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers. Show Notes... The post Rocky Mountain: Alpine Tundra – PWPR 9 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:40:33

A Fossil Day at Florissant – PWPR 8

5/28/2018
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Plant and insect fossils and petrified tree stumps are the main attractions at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. But, many visitors leave remembering the unique human history. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers: feuding tour operators, a story about Walt Disney and an inspiring story about a single mother and her homestead. Show... The post A Fossil Day at Florissant – PWPR 8 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:48:29

Canyonlands: The Needles District – PWPR 7

5/21/2018
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The red rock canyons of Utah are some of the most iconic landscapes in the National Park System. In the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, red and orange sandstone spires create a dramatic landscape remote from the luxuries of society. The silence and darkness are a stark contrast to the urban environments most of... The post Canyonlands: The Needles District – PWPR 7 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:38:08

Great Sand Dunes NP: Singing Sands – PWPR 6

5/14/2018
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The tallest sand dunes in North America are located high in the mountains of Colorado. But did you know, they can sing? Great Sand Dunes National Park has many unique features if you know where to find them. With the help of Fred Bunch, the Chief of Resources Management at Great Sand Dunes, we’ll learn... The post Great Sand Dunes NP: Singing Sands – PWPR 6 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:43:58

Arches NP: Parks As Classrooms – PWPR 5

5/7/2018
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The National Parks are often acclaimed as America’s Greatest Idea. But did you know, our National Parks are also America’s Largest Classroom? At Arches National Park, we talk with Ranger Heidi Wainer about the Canyon Country Outdoor Education program that brings first through sixth graders into the National Parks to learn about science. On this... The post Arches NP: Parks As Classrooms – PWPR 5 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:39:48

El Malpais NM: Life Among Ancient Lava Flow – PWPR 4

4/30/2018
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Ancient lava flows compose a major part of a dramatic and barren landscape at El Malpais National Monument, located in the New Mexico desert just west of Albuquerque. Let’s talk lava flows, lava tubes and geology with Ranger Cassie Branstetter. Life flourishes unexpectedly in this environment, as it adapts to find a way to survive.... The post El Malpais NM: Life Among Ancient Lava Flow – PWPR 4 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:33:44

El Morro NM: What It Means To Leave Your Mark – PWPR 3

4/27/2018
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A park well known for historical graffiti – El Morro National Monument is a hidden gem of the National Park System. We speak with Ranger Wendy Gordge about the park’s unique history, what it means to leave your mark, and the camel corp. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr3/ Help keep the show on the road:... The post El Morro NM: What It Means To Leave Your Mark – PWPR 3 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.

Duration:00:41:04