We interview the interpreters who are keeping people connected to the outdoors during the COVID-19 crisis
When the state’s shelter-in-place went into effect in March, and millions of people suddenly lost access to the treasures in the north coast redwoods forests, staff at California State Parks swung into action. Building on their already successful virtual learning programs, interpreters launched a series of daily Facebook Live broadcasts from the parks.
The League’s Dana Poblete jumped on a Zoom video call with two of these interpreters – Ryan Spencer at Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Angie Edmunds at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – to learn more about this terrific program.
The broadcasts on the North Coast Redwoods Facebook Page take place live every day at 3 p.m. and will continue as long as park visitation is limited. However, they will likely continue in some form after that.