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Tag: natural heritage

Pukaskwa National Park

Recently I visited Pukaskwa National Park, the only wilderness national Park in Ontario.  The Park features a small campground and 1878 square km of wonderful Northern Ontario natural heritage. I had a wonderful time camping, exploring, and learning about the landscape at Pukaskwa.  We were there prior to the official start of their interpretation season…
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Public History and Environmental Engagement: Scotland’s Coastal Heritage

The recent special issue of The Public Historian focused on public history and environmental sustainability.  This issue builds on the sustainable public history theme that was the focus of the 2014 National Council on Public History conference and the digital collection Public History in a Changing Climate which appeared on the Public History Commons.  The…
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A Quick Look At Northern Ireland

The bulk of the time I was in Ireland was spent in the Republic of Ireland.  I did a day trip to Northern Ireland as part of an organized group.  It was a really long day but it was nice to be able to see a couple of sites in Northern Ireland. The tour included…
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The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Region

The Cliffs of Moher located in County Clare are one of the most popular natural landscapes in Ireland with more than a million visitors visiting each year.  The cliffs are 8km long along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and are 214m at their highest points.  The rock formation that makes up the cliffs is…
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Natrual Landscape of the Conor Pass

The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland and is located on the North side of the Dingle Peninsula.  The drive through the Conor Pass was breathtaking, beautiful views and very narrow twisty roads on the side of a mountain. The Mountain Pass runs through the Brandon Mountains which is the second highest…
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Natural Landscape and Monastic Ruins in Glendalough

On the way to Kinsale, in Cork County I stopped at the Glendalough Monastic Settlement in Wicklow County.  The Glendalough monastic site is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.  I imagine the drive towards Glendalough from Dublin would be beautiful on a clear day as it takes you through the mountains.  It was foggy…
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Misery Loves Company: Misery Bay Provincial Park

Misery Bay Provincial Park located on the south shore of Manitoulin Island, is having a celebration this Friday to kick of the 2012 season at the Park.  This celebration will also mark the transition of Misery Bay moving from “non-operating” to “operating” park status under the Provincial Parks legislation.  This transition is significant as it…
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Teaching with Historic Places

The December 2011 issue of Public History News contained an article entitled “Teaching Teachers the Power of Place”, which focused on the Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) program established by the United States National Park Service. The TwHP program aims to provide resources for teachers based on the properties listed in the National Register of…
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French River Visitor’s Centre

Despite having driven by the French River rest stop and Visitor’s Centre on Hwy 69 dozens of time, I hadn’t been inside the facility until this past week. I was thoroughly surprised by Centre’s content — it has more interactive displays than most small museum curators dream of –one of the benefits of Provincial funding…
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Natural Heritage: Kootenay National Park

 This is the third post in a series focusing on Canada’s natural heritage, and more specifically the preservation of this natural heritage through the Canadian Parks System.   The first two posts can be seen here and here. The Kootenay National Park, located in southwestern British Columbia, encompasses a portion of the rich natural heritage region…
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