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The Mesa Verde Foundation strives to provide exciting and educational experience through our tours and events. Tours provide those seeking deeper experiences at Mesa Verde National Park and the greater Ancestral Puebloan region with in-depth experiences. Our events provide ways for people to engage further with the Foundation in communities throughout the Four Corners region.

"Conversations from the Mesa" Webinar Series

Tuesday, November 8th, 4pm Mountain Time

Giving Thanks for the National Parks: A Personal Story

Presenter: Kayci Cook Collins, Superintendent, Mesa Verde National Park

Moderator: Monica Buckle (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member

National Parks are gifts that the nation gives to its citizens.  These gifts are passed on from one generation to the next, according to the preservation mission of the National Park Service.  Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Kayci Cook Collins is especially grateful for national parks and monuments, because their establishment created what she considers her family business, the National Park Service.  As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Kayci will talk about her family’s multi-generational NPS involvement and connection to a number of our beloved parks and monuments, including Mesa Verde National Park, and why we should be grateful for all 423 units of the NPS.

Kayci Cook Collins became Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument in September 2021. This year marks 40 years since she first began working for the National Park Service, and she is the fourth generation of her family to work for the agency. Her grandfather, Meredith Guillet, was Mesa Verde’s Superintendent from 1966 to 1972, and Kayci enjoyed many childhood visits there.  Previously, she has been Superintendent of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, and Sunset Crater Volcano) in Northern Arizona, El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments in New Mexico, and Fort McHenry National Monument and Hampton National Historical Park in Maryland.  She has also worked at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and several other NPS areas, as well as the NPS Headquarters Office in Washington D.C.

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“Conversations from the Mesa” Past Webinars

**Note last 3 webinars are featured below. For additional webinars, please visit our YouTube page by clicking HERE.**

Tribal Consultation: What is it and how does it affect Mesa Verde and other National Parks?: May 2022’s webinar with Troy Eid, Co-Chair of American Indian Law Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP, President, Navajo Nation Bar Association, Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member

Results of Archeological Surveys and Testing for the Mesa Top and Cliff Palace Loops Roadwork: April 2022’s webinar with Christine McAllister, Archeologist, Mesa Verde National Park

Virtual Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Mesa Verde National Park Archive: March 2022’s webinar with Tara Travis, Supervisory Museum Curator Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument

“Conversations from the Mesa” Past Webinars

**Note last 3 webinars are featured below. For additional webinars, please visit our YouTube page by clicking HERE.**

Tribal Consultation: What is it and how does it affect Mesa Verde and other National Parks?: May 2022’s webinar with Troy Eid, Co-Chair of American Indian Law Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP, President, Navajo Nation Bar Association, Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member

Results of Archeological Surveys and Testing for the Mesa Top and Cliff Palace Loops Roadwork: April 2022’s webinar with Christine McAllister, Archeologist, Mesa Verde National Park

Virtual Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Mesa Verde National Park Archive: March 2022’s webinar with Tara Travis, Supervisory Museum Curator Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument

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