American filmmaker Ken Burns has brought his unique and distinctive talents to document the history of jazz, baseball, and the Civil War, and now he has offered his own broad look at the National Park System. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this documentary takes a look at the evolution of the National Park idea from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present day. This website was created to complement the film, and the materials here are contained within sections that include "Learn More", "Get Involved", and "Spread the Word". In the "Learn More" area, visitors can watch video clips from the program, and also read an interview with Burns. Moving on, visitors can "Get Involved" by sharing their own National Park stories, contributing to comments on the "Conservation Nation" weblog, and checking out online chat transcripts with Burns and his colleagues. In the "Spread the Word" area, visitors can send virtual postcards, download wallpaper for their computer, and even collect virtual Park badges. Additionally, the site contains an interactive history of the National Parks, along with profiles of people who transformed the Park Service over the years.


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