David Goldstein

National Park Service Urban Fellow

December 14, 2016

Urban Stewardship and the National Agenda: Detroit and the National Park Service

About the speaker

David Goldstein is an anthropologist who has worked in the National Park Service for the past four years as an outreach coordinator and interpretation division chief on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was raised in the Detroit Metro Area and from an early age his grandparents and parents instilled a sense of urgency for protecting cultural heritage and natural places.

David comes to Detroit with 20+ years of research and community development skills practiced in communities throughout the Americas. He has been a university instructor and archaeologist, and currently works to bring public school students into their local parks through sustained cultural and environmental education programs.

The Urban Fellows program is an opportunity for the NPS to full support the community's own initiatives that protect cultural heritage and develop green space. As a Fellow, he supports sustainable programming and respects the direction that Detroit is choosing for itself, day by day, street by street, and neighborhood by neighborhood. David hopes to strengthen ties already made with local partners and tell Detroit's story in new, challenging and innovative ways.

Contact David: david_goldstein@nps.gov

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