Attached, and below, please find a news release and associated photo for our first In Their Footsteps guest speaker event of the season. I'll also attach a flyer for this autumn speaker series and our park's events list for the next few months.
In Their Footsteps
Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the autumn 2013 In Their Footsteps free speakers series. The first program in this monthly series is Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life presented by Frank Heyl. This is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Frank Heyl was the cold weather survival consultant for the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. He served as the principal instructor for military and private survival schools for 23 years. He also worked as the director of outdoor education for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Heyl’s presentation includes riveting true stories of northwest survival including search and rescue situations.
Heyl is the author or co-author of survival manuals and of Why Some Survive; Common Threads of Survival, Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life and Edible and Poisonous Plants of the Western United States Cards. Some of his work will be available for purchase and book-signing immediately after the program in the visitor center bookstore. Audience members will receive a cold weather survival manual.
Other upcoming In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:
-Sunday, October 20 – Meriwether Lewis’s Traveling Library by Junius Rochester
-Sunday, November 17 – Reading the West--and Surviving There: Explorers, Traders, and Missionaries at the
Mouth of the Columbia by Albert Furtwangler
-Sunday, December 15 – US Coast Guard Air Station and Group Astoria by Susan Glen
This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.