Here are several Park and Ranger web page links that increase public awareness of night sky viewing programs:
Cultural Sky Connections:
For Archeoastronomy, Chaco is featured on NASA"s Traditions of the Sun website.
More on ASP's Education Resources webpage, click here.
WebRangers: The Case of the Dissapearing Dark Sky
Hey Rangers did you know #27 in the NPS Call To Action is Starry, Starry Night:
"Lead the way in protecting natural darkness as a precious resource
and create a model for dark sky protection by establishing America’s
first Dark Sky Cooperative on the Colorado Plateau in collaboration
with other federal agencies, partners, and local communities."
Need a program logo? Have you seen Tyler Nordgren's park artwork?
Based on his park artist residence stay, Tyler became inspired by the WPA poster artwork series and created a "See The Milky Way" campaign in the national parks.
Here's an example:
Check out the Sky & Telescope Magazine May 2012 edition for Tyler's awesome article on "Astronomy in the National Parks"!!!
NASA Training for Informal Educators
There are several NASA Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) materials and training offered through NASA websites. To easily navigate through the choices the best place to start is the joint federal effort between NASA, NPS and USFWS website called Earth To Sky. Click here for resources and click here for webinar trainings.
NASA also sponsors E/PO training through Lunar & Planetary Science Institute that also organize workshops around the country.
If you would like more help connecting a park to the cosmos the NPS Night Skies Program Office can help.
The Space Exploration Experience (SEE) Project for the Blind and Visually Impaired
This site is maintained by dedicated volunteers who work in conjunction with the NPS Night Skies Program office.