White House Author
Former Interpretive Program Manager, National Park Service (Alaska Regional Office)
John Morris, an Interpretive Program Manager for the National Park Service (NPS) in the Alaska Regional office, recently retired after 34 years of public service. Mr. Morris was one of the first seasonal rangers hired to work in Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act parks in 1981. He has worked actively on a national basis over the past 10 years to develop exhibits and publications, provide training to interpreters and educators, and to help park managers to manage and communicate about the implications of climate change in National Parks. In 2014, he was part of a team that published the first statewide visitor guide and iBook about climate change in Alaska’s National Parks, entitled “State of Change.” Mr. Morris also served for seven years as the NPS coordinator for the innovative partnership called Earth to Sky, which brings together scientists, park rangers, and environmental educators from NASA, NPS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other agencies and entities in a national community of practice addressing climate literacy.