National Parks as Inspiration
Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy
Ranger, Peak District National Park
Authority
Mosaic Champion
Talk...
Think Big
Think in the broadest possible way – you
can make it happen in a National Park
The national park sustains a number of
things –
tradition, beauty,
adventure, wonder, agro
economy, nature, travel
2010 onwards
Community Champion,
Ranger
Heritage and National Parks
Concept: Global interpretation of a National Park
Partners: University academics [Likely Dep...
Health and National Parks
Health walk - 2 mile walk
Mindfulness walk - mental health
Leadership in National Parks
[Dev...
Dissemination and Communication
Media
Local – Identify a suitable programme, build a relationship, keep
communicating [...
Media with more control
Blog – Wordpress
www.heritagehindusamaj.wordpress.com
www.nandavana.wordpress.com
YouTube – Op...
Recognition
Many environment awards …and others
2013 National Parks UK Volunteer of the Year
2014 Happy List
PMO Volun...
I started very small, and I am in it for the very small..
I want to be able to
Get on the bus and get out there….
Be in...
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National parks as inspiration

Invited as an inspirational speaker, this presentation is a broad overview of interventions in the National Park that members of various communities could undertake
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Environment      
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Transcripts - National parks as inspiration

  • 1. National Parks as Inspiration Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy Ranger, Peak District National Park Authority Mosaic Champion Talking to Mosaic (Wales) Champions Annual Event Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire National Park 13-09-2014
  • 2. Think Big Think in the broadest possible way – you can make it happen in a National Park
  • 3. The national park sustains a number of things – tradition, beauty, adventure, wonder, agro economy, nature, travel
  • 4. 2010 onwards Community Champion, Ranger
  • 5. Heritage and National Parks Concept: Global interpretation of a National Park Partners: University academics [Likely Departments: history, human geography, anthropology, environmental sciences] Activities: Training, walks, research, blogging, photography and videos Funders: Heritage Lottery Fund Other Funders: Local bodies, UK Research Councils [Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Academy] European Funders Funding range: £2000 - 2 million Arts and National Parks Dance and Nature Learning Nature representations Poetry and Walks Language and Landscape - Cambridge University academic project
  • 6. Health and National Parks Health walk - 2 mile walk Mindfulness walk - mental health Leadership in National Parks [Developing a non-western environmental ethos] Charities: Find your local CPRE [mine is Friends of Peak District] Mosaic National Network: Peak District Mosaic: UNESCO MAB UK Forum Community Leadership : Green Kumbh Initiative
  • 7. Dissemination and Communication Media Local – Identify a suitable programme, build a relationship, keep communicating [BBC local radio stations, local papers, community papers] National – Countryside and environmental programmes [Open Country, Countryfile] International – National Geographic, diaspora channels
  • 8. Media with more control Blog – Wordpress www.heritagehindusamaj.wordpress.com www.nandavana.wordpress.com YouTube – Open a channel www.youtube.com/chamuandanna Facebook and Twitter
  • 9. Recognition Many environment awards …and others 2013 National Parks UK Volunteer of the Year 2014 Happy List PMO Volunteering case study
  • 10. I started very small, and I am in it for the very small.. I want to be able to Get on the bus and get out there…. Be in the landscape and watch the sunset…. Watch the bird spread its wings and fly…. Walk in the moors and hear red deer bellowing… Film a little caterpillar and put it on YouTube… Wear my ranger badge and help others…. I want to discover who I am

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