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Nov. 24, 2009

Ken Burns’ National Parks: from Scenery to Science – Part Two

by Karen A. Frenkel

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The continuation of my interview (see the first part here) with filmmaker Ken Burns:

KAF: At one point Dayton Duncan says that all he learned about science, he learned at the national parks and he emphasizes the role of rangers. There’s a dearth of students enrolling in science, technology and math programs now in the U.S. Do you see the parks as a way of rekindling peoples’ appreciation for ecology and science in general? Read more

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