Spotlight 2022: Call for Abstracts

Researchers who conducted investigations in the Interior Region 1-National Capital Area national parks during 2020 and 2021 are invited to virtually present a talk (10 min) or poster at the upcoming Spotlight on National Park Resources meeting.  This is a virtual event on the mornings of 20 and 21 April 2022.  Spotlight is an opportunity for our research partners to showcase their recent findings in NCA parks that contribute to the NPS mission.

Spotlight abstracts are due Friday February 11, 2022  For questions about submission of the abstract please contact   Call for Abstracts Link to Submission Form  The presentations will be recorded in advance, and each 10-minute talk will be followed by 5-minute interactive Q&A session with the audience.  Posters will be shown during breaks on rotation.

All NPS divisions are encouraged to attend.  In addition to the National Park staff, the virtual audience is volunteers, students, professors, and park friends’ groups.

 Save the Date:  April 20-21, 2022

2022 Spotlight on National Park Resources 

in Interior Region 1–National Capital Area 

8:00 am to Noon each day

Please join us for two exciting mornings of learning and discovery about national parks.

Everyone is welcome!

The meeting is coordinated by NCA’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance, the Cultural Resources Advisory Team, and the Natural Resources Advisory Team.

For questions about the Spotlight and to let us know if you need accommodations, please contact