SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. (September 2, 2021) — Sequoia Parks Conservancy is excited to announce a new virtual speaker series, Giant Conversations. With monthly episodes from September to December 2021, the Conservancy will host park experts, scientists, artists, and park leadership for in-depth conversations on topics surrounding Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The fun and informative episodes will feature topics such as endangered species of the parks, fire and giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, finding inspiration and interpreting the parks, and a fireside chat with the new Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Superintendent.
Giant Conversations Schedule
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Life in the Parks: Endangered Species of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with Aquatic Biologist Danny Boiano and Wildlife Biologist Tyler Coleman
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Fire and Giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with Chief of Resources Management and Science Dr. Christy Brigham, Fire Information Officer Mike Theune, and UC Berkeley fire scientist Dr. Scott Stephens
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Finding Inspiration and Interpreting the Parks with Sequoia and Kings Canyon’s First Poet Laureate John Brantingham, artist Ann Brantingham, Former Chief of Interpretation and author Bill Tweed, and more
Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. A Fireside Chat with Sequoia and Kings Canyon Superintendent Clay Jordan and SPC Executive Director Savannah Boiano
Interested attendees can visit https://bit.ly/Giant-Conversations for more information and registration for events.
Left: The endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog being raised at the Oakland Zoo; Right: A scorched giant sequoia (NPS photo) Left: An assortment of artwork inspired by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Right: Clay Jordan, Superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
About Sequoia Parks Conservancy Sequoia Parks Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, working hand-in-hand with the National Park Service to support critical park programs including education and outreach, trails and access, wildlife management, search and rescue, and resource management and science. Learn more at www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org.
About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks These two parks, which lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California, preserve prime examples of nature’s size, beauty, and diversity. Over two million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks to see the world’s largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more. Learn more at www.nps.gov/seki.