Yes! In My Backyard Lecture Series
Comes to Essex County Branch Brook Park
Yes! In My Backyard Lecture Series is an exciting, out-of-the-classroom learning experience for students and educators. The FREE lecture will cover the emergence of the urban park movement in the United States and the importance of Frederick Law Olmsted and Essex County Branch Brook Park. It will be held as follows:
Neil M. Maher, a renowned professor of environmental and political history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark, will guide listeners through the creation of Essex County Branch Brook Park, which was designed over a century ago.
The Yes! In My Backyard Lecture Series is presented free of charge through funding from the Essex County Local History Grant Program and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Essex County Cherry Blossom Visitors Center
Essex County Branch Brook Park
The Cherry Blossom Visitors Center is located near the Mill Street entrance.
Co-Sponsors of the lecture include the Essex County Environmental Center, Branch Brook Park Alliance and the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience.
Through an extraordinary public/private partnership, the Branch Brook Park Alliance and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs are working collaboratively to revitalize and restore Essex County Branch Brook Park for the enjoyment of thousands of children and families who utilize it each year.