The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educators’ Conference has been made possible by generous donations from the the David Bruce Smith Education Initiative of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, M&T Bank, The Hershey Company and the IFC Foundation.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the battle of Gettysburg and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history. The park offers many educational programs for educators and students including curriculum-based ranger field programs, traveling trunks supplied to schools across the U.S. and abroad, distance learning opportunities and more. Information is available at: www.nps.gov/gett/forteachers.
The Gettysburg Foundation
The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raised funds for and now operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, which opened in April 2008. In addition to operating the Museum and Visitor Center, the Foundation has a broad preservation mission that includes land, monument and artifact preservation, as well as education and battlefield rehabilitation—all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective national four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. The College is nationally known for its Civil War programs. The College’s Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) serves as an intellectual and experiential hub of leadership, providing students and alumni with knowledge, experiences, and resources. The GLC will play an integral part in Youth Quest, the experiential leadership camp for rising high school freshmen during the third phase of the Education 150 initiative.