Explore the creation of national parks and the importance of finding a balance between public use and ecological preservation.
In 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt took a camping trip in California’s Yosemite Valley with conservationist John Muir. Roosevelt famously loved the outdoors, but Muir had invited him for more than just camping: Yosemite was in danger. It was part of a struggle to set aside land for both preservation and public use. Elyse Cox details the delicate balancing act of creating a national park.
Lesson by Elyse Cox, directed by Boniato Studio.
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