Find Your Park in the Midwest Region (Part 1)

Find Your Park in the Midwest Region (Part 1)


(Old film projector) ♪ MUSIC ♪ (Old film projector) MARQUIS BULLOCK: And on the rare
times I check Facebook, I was in my dorm, working at
this awful, menial job, I was very slow… (LAUGHTER) …and there was a posting for a position as a park guide at the Little Rock Central High
School National Historic Site and suddenly it was like, AAAAHHH!!!! ♪ MUSIC ♪ CLARA WOODEN:
What’s different about
the Midwest region? I would say that it has a
lot to offer in regards to the National Park Service. We have natural
parks here. We have historical
parks here. We have cultural parks
here that are here. That’s what’s so
great about it. ♪ MUSIC ♪ A. J. LEGAULT: We’re finding out more and more every day, the stories coming
out of the Midwest. They’re absolutely
fascinating and it’s just so much fun
because a lot of people, have somewhere along their
lineage, people in that story. ♪ MUSIC ♪ (Old film projector) MARQUIS BULLOCK: I went to Central, this school. What I get from working as a park guide is communication – number 1 with people in general, but with the young people. Because as Park Rangers,
we are leaders, we are the facilitators
of the conversation, whatever that
conversation may be. Whether it be in a natural
park, a historic site, landmark, they become a
part of the story, a part of this
community and its our, the relationship we form with
them as park rangers, visitor, two human beings
sharing a story. My name is Marquis Bullock
and my park found me through social media. (Old film projector) ♪ MUSIC ♪ NICK MANES: “Hi!” JESSICA KORGIE:
“Are you gonna play?” FEMALE: “Yeah, sure.” NICK: “So, go ahead
and pick three cards. They all have
something in common. No matter what
three you pick. Pick three, you guys
can all kind of work together.” JESSICA: “Pea Ridge
in Arkansas. Grand Portage
in Minnesota. Thomas Jefferson and
Westward Expansion. Fort Union Trading
Post over here, what do you guys
have over there?” MALE: “George Washington
Carver, James A. Garfield and Fort Smith
in Arkansas.” LADY: “Pictured Rocks
in Michigan, Keweenan Peninsula
in Michigan.” GUY: “Ozark Riverway,
Harry S Truman, Theodore Roosevelt in the
Badlands of North Dakota.” WOMAN: “Ice Age Trail,
Hot Springs in Arkansas, Culture of
Hopewell Indians.” YOUNG LADY: “Homestead
Act of 1862 and Abraham Lincoln’s Home in
Springfield, Illinois.” GENTLEMAN:
“Ulysses S. Grant, St. Croix in Wisconsin,
Tallgrass Prairie.” MOM: “French Canadian Fur
Traders in Minnesota known as Voyageurs.” YOUNG MAN: “Effigy Mounds
in Iowa and the Indiana Dunes.” WOMAN: “Isle Royale
Michigan.” NICK: “Minuteman Missile
Silo in South Dakota.” JESSICA: “The Lewis
and Clark Trail. Do you guys know
what it is yet?” YOUNG WOMAN: “Herbert Hoover, George Rogers Park and Buffalo River.” JESSICA: “Apostle Islands.” MAN: “Yeah and Pipestone
in Minnesota.” JESSICA: “Brown versus
Board of Education.” LADY: “Fort Scott in Kansas,
Scotts Bluff in Nebraska.” JESSICA: “North
Country Trail.” DAD: “So, all these cards
have something in common?” NICK: “Every single one
has something in common.” YOUNG WOMAN: “The
same something?” NICK: “Yes, the exact
same something.” GUY: “I really
have no idea.” WOMAN: “They have a
green, green things.” JESSICA: “Yes, a lot of them
do have green things! She’s got it!” MALE: “They’re all
very historical.” JESSICA: “Yes. Yes, these are in the Midwest.” NICK: “Listen to her.” JESSICA: “That is
partially correct and…” LADY: “They’re
national parks?” JESSICA: “Yes Ma’am. These are all
national parks.” (YELLING AND CHEERING) NICK: “Congratulations.” MAN: “Are they all
national parks?” JESSICA: “Oh!” NICK: “He said what they
weren’t but they actually are all national parks sites
in the Midwest region.” WOMAN: “In the
Midwest region.” MAN: “There’s a Herbert
Hoover National Park?” JESSICA: “I’ve got
nifty National Park
tattoos for you guys.” (YELLING AND CHEERING!) “Thank you!” JESSICA: “You’re welcome.” (WHOO!!!) ♪ MUSIC ♪ MAN: “What are we doing here? Picking cards? JESSICA: “Picking cards.” He doesn’t know
the answer yet! Pick a card, any card.” MAN: “1…2…” JESSICA: “Name what
they have in common.” MAN: “…3!” (Old film projector) (Birds chirping
and wind rustling)

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