George Wright Society meeting in Portland, Oregon.

diagram of resource condition resultsBill Dennison and Tim Carruthers attended the George Wright Society conference in Portland, Oregon. Along with Shawn Carter, a National Park Service partner, they ran a "Communicating Science Effectively" workshop. There are a growing number of Science Communicators at the National Park Service and many of them attended the workshop. In addition, Tim Carruthers presented the recently completed Natural Resource Condition Assessment of Rock Creek Park which stimulated much discussion. Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, historians and documentary producers, presented previews of a spectacular public television series on the history of national parks which will air in September 2009.