Topic ID #30246 - posted 11/24/2013 3:14 AM

NPS Park Break 2014

Jennifer Palmer

Fwd from ARCH-L:

Subject: NPS Park Break 2014

Apologies for cross postings.

Below is information for graduate level students about an upcoming spring
opportunity for archeological fieldwork with the National Park Service. For
more information and questions, refer to the information at the bottom of
the announcement.

Please distribute to interested graduate students:


Applications from eligible graduate students accepted through January 7,

Are you a graduate student thinking about a career in parks, protected
areas, and cultural sites?  Park Break is an all-expenses-paid, park-based
field seminar for students like you.  Park Break puts you in a national
park unit for a week's worth of field and classroom activities in close
collaboration with park scientists and scholars, managers and
administrators, and partner organizations.  Organized since 2008 by the
George Wright Society in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey and
the National Park Service, Park Break is a learning experience that you'll
find nowhere else.

In 2014, we are offering two Park Breaks:

   - *Keweenaw National Historical Park* <>*,* locat=
   in the rugged Keweenaw Peninsula along Lake Superior in far northern
   Michigan, will host a Park Break focused on archaeology and cultural
   resources management during the week of April 7=9611, 2014.

   - *Saguaro National Park* <>, which straddles
   Tucson in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, will host a Park Break focused =
   hydrogeology during the week of March 10=9614, 2014.

Park Break is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled and
actively pursuing their degree.  Minority candidates are especially
encouraged to apply.  The deadline is January 7, 2014.

For complete information, and a link to the online application form, go to:

If you have questions, contact the George Wright Society offices at, or 1-906-487-9722.

Teresa S. Moyer, M.A.A., Ph.D.
NPS Archeology Program
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street NW (2275)
Washington, DC 20005

Post ID#20469 - replied 3/27/2014 12:20 PM


The NPS Park Break program at Saguaro National Park was excellent. It was a busy week of field work, analysis, write up, and presentation preparation but the 8 student team and our NPS organizers came together and produced a substantive report on the hydrogeology of tinajas at Saguaro East. As the old GIS archaeology guy, it was a pleasure to work with young geology and hydrology grad students from around the US. I learned a lot hopefully contributed to the success of the project. Plus they fed us like kings and queens and it was sunny and 80 degrees in March! Don Swann, the park biologist, was an awesome organizer and project scientist. I only wish it was a little longer! Hopefully, the upcoming archaeology program in northern Michigan will be as productive. I definitely can recommend the NPS Park Break for students in the future.


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