National Parks: What to See and When to Go

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 2018
Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
Chester Pankowski
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2018 Winter

We will look at 48 National Parks located within the contiguous U.S. as close as the Great Smoky Mountains and as far away as Acadia in Maine and Olympic in Washington. Each session we will discover what to see and do while traveling to cooler places during summer and warmer places in winter. We will examine several parks during each class, based on proximity to one another, similarity of environmental characteristics and travel considerations.

Chester Pankowski ( is a retired community planner who worked in economic development in Western North Carolina and as a city planner in Michigan. He taught geography at universities and community colleges in North Carolina and Michigan.