Grand Canyon Study Tour Smithsonian National Associates Program Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park.
Susan is available for workshops and presentations about writing, nature study, collaborative creativity, and cultural interpretation. Her twenty-three years of experience include seven years as a National Park Service naturalist during which she gave countless formal and informal programs such as slide shows, nature walks, campfire talks, workshops, and environmental education activities. She has led many extended study tours of western state and national parks for the Smithsonian and other clients and lectured on subjects ranging from California wildflowers at the Richard M. Nixon Library to indigenous cultures of the Southwest at the Phoenix Public Library.
Trained as an Oral Historian, Susan has collected interviews and spoken histories from veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps, descendants of Mormon pioneers, and other old-timers associated with northern Arizona. She has also taught short classes on writing and mapping at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff public elementary schools, and the the Arboretum at Flagstaff.