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Grand Staircase-escalante national monument seeks applicants for artist-in-residence program
If you are a plein air artist who seeks the opportunity to capture and celebrate Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s diverse and stunning landscapes for the month of September and wish to showcase your work at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival, apply by April 8, 2018.
The residency provides artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of the natural, cultural and historic resources on GSENM. The residency provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of the National Conservation Lands and their connection to the local community. It allows uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for an artist to pursue their work and share it with the public.
For more information and to submit your application:
Allysia Angus - GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator
JOIN THE GCNHA at BULLFROG, UT, UPLAKE COMMUNITY DAY
Join Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff, NHA staff, the Utah Department of Transportation, and Bullfrog School District for field games, fun, and activities in Bullfrog, UT!
SEPTEMBER 22ND - 29th, 2017
NHA PARTICIPATES in ESCALANTE CANYONS ART AND WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVALS
Staff from Glen Canyon Natural History Association were on site for this year's ESCALANTE CANYONS ART FESTIVAL in beautiful Escalante, UT. In addition to participating in plein air paining, GCNHA staff presented the WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL at the local high school, and were on-site for educator-author CHRISTA SADLER's discussion of local geology, palentology, and her new publication in partnership with the GCNHA, Where Dinosaurs Roamed.
SEPTEMBER 14th, 2017
GCNHA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
The Glen Canyon Natural History Association is accepting applications for the immediate opening position of Office and Warehouse Assistant. For more information and applications, please go to our EMPLOYMENT website.
GCNHA is an equal opportunity employer.
September 13th, 2017
GLEN CANYON FIELD SCHOOL SEEKS PARTICIPANTS
The annual Lens on the Lake, a component of Glen Canyon NHA's annual Field School with photographer GARY LADD seeks 2 more participants for its October 27th - November 2nd session.
More information can be found HERE on the Field School's website. The trip costs varies with the number of participants and focuses on geology, astronomy, photography, and exploring the intricacies of Lake Powell.
SEPTEMBER 7th, 2017
GCNHA JOINS PAGE CITY COUNCIL, GLEN CANYON STAFF, COCONINO COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW HORSESHOE BEND TRAIL
Representatives from NPS, GCNHA, City Council, and Coconino County gathered at the trailhead for the footpath to Horseshoe Bend overlook. The trail will be widened, more durable, and rerouted to create a durable tread way, reduce widening trail corridor, preclude off-trail plant damage, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and provide a sustainable walkway for guests to enjoy Glen Canyon's world famous view. Page's Mayor Diak, Glen Canyon Superinendent Shott, a representative for Coconino Comissioner Fowler, and GCNHA Director Stamat all spoke at the groundbreaking.
SEPTEMBER 6th, 2017
SAVE THE NIGHT! PAGE, AZ, CITY COUNCIL AGREES TO LIGHTING ORDINANCE UPDATES TO PRESERVE DARK SKY-FRIENDLY CONDITIONS
Residents of Page, AZ, spoke to city council members in a public comment period on a proposed lighting ordinance intended to safeguard dark sky conditions within Page, AZ, city limits. Following public comment, council discussion, and a vote on the ordinance, the council agreed to update the existing lighting ordinance as well as enact enforcement for the existing standards.
More information on the ordinance can be found HERE via the Lake Powell Chronicle's website.
Executive Director Martin Stamat visited with city council members, residents, local businesses, and discussed the issue with Park Service staff. The meeting's turnout brought many supporters and oppopnents, ultimately leading to a forward-thinking compromise in which terms of the ordinance were updated yet stipulations of lighting curfew were removed from the ordinance's lauguage. The Glen Canyon NHA helped organize many supporters via visitation and social media, as well as an op-ed that can be seen HERE, also on the Lake Powell Chronicle's website.
August 23rd, 2017
VISITORS to GLEN CANYON JOIN THOUSANDS ACROSS CONTINENT TO VIEW "GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE" AT CARL HAYDEN VISITOR CENTER
Tourists and local residents alike gathered at Carl Hayden Visitor Center to enjoy the stellar spectacle known as the Great American Eclipse. National Park Service Dark Sky Program Coordinator, Sarah Stannard, was on site with solar models, viewing scopes, and other interpretive items to explain the unique interaction of the sun, moon, and Earth as it unfolded above. Glen Canyon NHA vended and helped distribute viewing glasses to attendees for safe viewing of the solar eclipse. Page, AZ, enjoyed an ~80% view of the solar eclipse.
August 18th, 2017
GLEN CANYON NHA HOSTS HORSESHOE BEND STAR PARTY
Glen Canyon NHA staff welcomed ~100 guests per hour on August 18th and 19th to view constellations, planets, stars, and passing satellites in the Horseshoe Bend parking lot. The event was free to the public and visitors from many points of origin enjoyed the expertise from both Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ranger staff and volunteers. This event is one of several Star Parties hosted in Glen Canyon this year. The next Glen Canyon Star Party is in Marble Canyon, AZ, at Navajo Bridge on November 17th and 18th.
August 11th, 2017
Local Icon, Mr. Jim Blair, Discusses the History of his Family and Trading Post at this installment of the Glen Canyon Lecture Series
Mr. Jim Blair spoke to guests and residents at the Powell Museum about the history of the Blair family, its iconic trading post, and the cultural connections formed by his Kentucky family with Navajo and Hopi communities in northern Arizona from the 1940s until today with a backdrop of cultural items from his as well as the local families with which they trade. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is made possible through a partnership between Glen Canyon Natural History Association, the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Page Public Library. Lectures are free to the public and supported by grants and donations.
August 6th, 2017
Glen Canyon Natural History Association welcomes NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Martin Stamat arrives at the Glen Canyon Natural History Association following his tenure with Page's own Colorado River Discovery. Drawing from a background in the outdoors and experiential education, and leadership, Martin brings knowledge and passion about Glen Canyon and the surrounding region to our organization.
The Glen Canyon NHA is excited to continue to cultivate our local partnerships, education programs, and visitor outreach through Martin's direction.