Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is an area rich with history, natural, and cultural resources. As frontline staff working directly with Site visitors, interpreters play a crucial role in upholding the missions of Texas Parks and Wildlife and HTSPHS. Rather than just educating visitors, we work to inspire current and future generations to protect these resources. This talk will discuss the history of interpretation as a field, the techniques and strides late 20th century interpreters made towards encouraging preservation at the Site, and the techniques our interpreters employ to encourage preservation in the digital age. A native Nebraskan, Kendra left the Great Plains in 2005 to begin doctoral work in the field of history. After graduating with a PhD in US/Mexico Borderlands, race and ethnic, and women’s History, she spent seven years teaching at the university level in Arizona and New Jersey. An interest in public history, museum exhibit creation, and interpretation influenced my decision to shift careers in 2015, eventually accepting the Community Outreach Interpreter position at Hueco Tanks in January of 2016. Kendra is still passionate about education and occasionally adjunct at UTEP and EPCC.
When: June 23, 24, 25
Where: Chaco Canyon
Leaving on the 23th, camping on the 24th and returning on the 25th
There will be a meeting at the EPAS Lab at 1:00 on June 17 to discuss the plans for the trip.
For more information please contact Fernando Arias at firstname.lastname@example.org
The EPAS annual potluck picnic for members and prospective members is on July 15th at 1:00pm and takes place in the EPAS lab at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso 79924. Entrance to the EPAS lab has the EPAS logo on the door and is to the right of the front glass door of the museum. This is an informal gathering of EPAS members, close friends and relatives as well as those who are considering becoming members. Please bring a main dish, salad, side dish, hors d'oeuvres or if you prefer soft drinks, please bring your own. It is a great time to become reacquainted with old friends, make new ones and join EPAS
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will host the 19th Annual Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference in October, 2017 in El Paso, Texas. Proposals for individual papers or sessions are now being accepted on any history, culture, or archaeology topic in the Jornada Mogollon region. Presentations will be 20 minutes in duration with five minutes between presentations. Papers accepted for presentation are eligible for publication in the conference proceedings volume. There will be no poster sessions. Please submit your abstract using this form.