Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

National Parks 2.0

Thursday, September 1st | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Steve Shackelton—Former Chief Ranger of the National Park Service

Steve Shackelton knows a thing or two about national parks. As the chief ranger of the National Park Service from 2010 to 2012, he helped manage 84 million acres of parkland, which saw 280 million visitors per year.

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Shackelton believes geographic information system (GIS) technology is instrumental in protecting these natural wonders for another 100 years.

By using high-tech mapping tools built by Esri, the National Park Service is improving its visitor services, offsetting the effects of climate change, and dealing with large-scale events like wildfire and insect infestation.

Come to the next Redlands Forum for an inside look at America's most famous national parks and how maps are helping to preserve them.

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Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 7287.

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