Scholars and Storytelling: Jonathan Jarvis on the National Park Service

Scholars and Storytelling: Jonathan Jarvis on the National Park Service

The mission of the National Park Service (NPS) is to steward over 400 places established specifically for their preservation and enjoyment by present and future generations. Collectively, these places are the physical manifestations of the American narrative, from our desire to preserve great natural wonders, to the accurate telling of our complex history. Jon Jarvis, who served forty years with the NPS and the last eight as Director, explored the deeper meaning behind these extraordinary National Parks and their relevancy to today’s issues of civil rights, environmental justice, climate change, and core American values.