Convocations - Leaders, Thinkers and Innovators at Southern Utah University

Outdoor Education Series

Spring Semester 2012

Sponsored by SUU Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT) program, Convocations, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences

For more information, contact Anne Smith, OES Coordinator,, Reggie Griffiths,, (801)608-6378, or Joan Anderson, PE Dept. Secretary, 435.586.7816


Date Topic Presenter
January 26 Partners in the Parks Matt Nickerson, Co-Direcor, Partners in the Parks
Febuary 2 Cross Country Skiing: Get Outdoors Year Round Topher Mason, SUU Physical Education Instructor
February 9 Recreation Opportunities on the Pine Valley Ranger District Marcia Gilles, Recreation Natural Resource Specialist, Pine Valley District, US Forest Service
February 16 Multiple Use Management on BLM Lands: Considerations for Permitting an Off-Road Vehicle Race in Endangered Species Habitat, A Joint Seminar with the SUU Biology Seminar Series (*Note Different Time and Location:  Thursday, 4 pm Sci 114) Michael Herder, Assoc. District Mgr, Bureau of Land Management, Ely, Nevada District
February 23 Reconnecting American Indian Youth with the Public Lands: The American Indian Youth Cultural Resource Internship at Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument David Van Alfen, Archaeologist, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
March 1 Spend a Day and PLAY! Utah State Parks and Recreation Lawrence Twitchell, Assistant Southwest Utah Region Manager, Utah State Parks
March 8 Technology in the Parks: Cedar Breaks National Monument’s New Wildflower App Daphne Sewing, Chief of Education and Partnerships, Cedar Breaks National Monument
March 15 SUU Spring Break - No OES this week  
March 22 Search and Rescue: Prevention in the Wilderness Craig Thexton, US Park Ranger, Search and Rescue Coordinator, Zion National Park
March 29 A Visit to the Past: Collections at the SUU Archaeological Repository (NOTE: Involves tour of repository) Barbara Frank, Director, SUU Archaeological Repository
April 5 Red Cliffs Desert Reserve: Habitat/Wildlife/Recreation,
A Joint Seminar with the SUU Biology Seminar Series (*Note Different Time and Location:  Thursday, 4 pm Sci 114)
Cornell Christensen, Outreach Coordinator, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
April 12 SUMA (Southern Utah Museum of Art) Art Hikes: Learn from the Masters in their Natural Backyards Joanne Brattain, SUMA Community Engagement Committee Chair
April 19 Bryce Canyon National Park: Southern Utah University’s Eastern Outdoor Campus Gayle Pollock, Executive Director, Bryce Canyon Natural History Association, and Chair, Southern Utah University Board of Trustees


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