The Madrona Institute has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and San Juan Island National Historical Park that provides for joint educational programs, seminars, retreats, and other programs of mutual interest. San Juan Island National Historical Park commemorates the peaceful resolution of an international dispute between Great Britain and the United States in 1859. The Madrona Institute is pleased to be a partner with our local national park that provides such outstanding educational and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.
In August of 2009, the Madrona Institute and San Juan Island National Historical Park conducted a lecture series on issues of war and peace in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Park.
In September of 2011, San Juan Island National Historical Park held an Island Prairie Symposium to involve the public and stakeholders in preparing for island prairie stewardship, identify the complex array of challenges and opportunities associated with island prairie stewardship, and better understand the effort and commitment needed for successful stewardship. The Madrona Institute worked closely with the Park in planning this symposium.
The summer of 2012, San Juan Island National Historical Park and the Madrona Institute sponsored a lecture series on “Native Americans & Stewardship”. The series ran from June through September, with two speakers per month from around the region and state. If you missed the lecture series, DVD’s of the lectures are available at the San Juan Island Library.
The summer of 2013, the Madrona Institute assisted San Juan Island National Historical Park with the NPS Summer Internship Program and Park’s Civil War lecture series.