Climate Change in the National Parks: The Role of Interpreters
Hear the NPS leadership team talk about the importance of interpreters in education the public about climate change
Client: National Park Service Climate Change Response Program
The National Park Service has a unique opportunity to use America's special places to study climate change and educate its own staff and the public about the issues. Interpreters (educational rangers) in the national parks are key to realizing this opportunity. They have the ability and responsibility to communicate the science of climate change and to help their colleagues and the public become more scientifically literate. This video explores the roles of interpreters as envisioned by Director Jarvis and other members of the NPS leadership team, and practical ways in which interpreters can carry out those roles. It is part of a series that discusses the science of climate change in national parks.