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Agenda of the 5-1-15 meeting

All items held in public session unless otherwise noted - All items subject to action by the Commission

1.  Chair’s Report, Commissioner reports/comments, Recognitions.
   A.  Approval of Commemorative Redwood Groves.      Motion and  Vote 

2.  Director’s Report.

3.  Transformation Team Report.

4.  Nominations and election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair.
 Motion and Vote    Motion and Vote

5.  Public Comment (on subjects other than the listed agenda items).

6.  Forum: Interpretation and Education at California State Parks
 Introduction and overview: How California State Parks is reaching out to underserved populations, goals for incorporating technology into Interpretation and Education, key growth, focus, and creative areas - Brian Cahill, Acting Chief, California State Parks Interpretation and Education Division.  
 Partnership Showcase: Rich Rozzelle, State Parks Channel Coast District Superintendent, and Dr. Jerry Jackman, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.
UCLA Report on Outreach and Engagement commissioned by California State Parks: Ensuring equitable access to California’s State Parks - Stephen Gibson, Ph.D candidate, Research Coordinator, University of California Los Angeles.
 Summer Learning Program: CynDee Zandes, Consult 4 Kids and Partnership for Children and Youth.
 Hidden Stories - The unmet need for discovery, examination, and dissemination of various ethnic and national group contributions to parks: Elizabeth Goldstein, President, California State Parks Foundation.
 PORTS - Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students: Brad Krey, State Park Interpreter, Todd Finnell, Superintendent of Schools, Imperial County Office of Education, and Steve Thornton, Director of Technology, Menifee Union School District.
 Global Best Practices - Illustrations and demonstrations of forward-thinking, cutting edge interpretive programs and education approaches being employed across the U.S. and around the world:
- Amy Lethbridge, National Association for Interpretation and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
- Scott Mair, Visitor Experience Developer, Parks Canada, Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

7. Adjourn.