Everybody's National Parks | ENP 5.5 Virgin Islands National Park: History and Tips from a Park Ranger
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  • ENP 5.5 Virgin Islands National Park: History and Tips from a Park Ranger
    03/13/2018
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    Bryan speaks with Park Ranger Alanna Smith about the history of the park and tips for visitors. This interview was recorded in 2017 prior to Hurricane’s Irma and Maria. Although the island of St. John has changed and is still recovering, this information is still useful now and in the future.

    Discussion includes the following:

    • A brief history of the park - history of the island, cultural influences and significance for establishment and protection of the park. (1:46)
    • Park's relationship with the local community (5:20)
    • Ranger led programs (8:14)
    • Recommendations for visiting at different times of year (12:58)
    • The visitor center and museum (15:54)
    • Favorite snorkeling sites (17:52)
    • Reef-safe sunscreen (23:14)
    • Issues from budget constraints (25:11)
    • Tips for first time visitors (27:21)


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