Introducing Guest Blogger Greg Shine

We are trying something new at Northwest History. This week Greg Shine, Chief Ranger & Historian at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, will be posting here. Shine is a pioneer in expanding interpretation at the National Parks into the digital realm. Check out Fort Vancouver's multimedia page for some of his work--podcasts, Flickr photos, a Twitter feed and slideshows--and you will see that this is not your father's National Park Service.

Shine is working on even more ambitious digital efforts at Fort Vancouver, including efforts to harness mobile devices to bring new levels of interpretation to park visitors. He writes about these efforts at his blog New Media & Historic Site Interpretation.

Shine also runs the Fort Vancouver Public History Field School camp and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of History at Portland State University. Take it away, Greg!

[Photo: Greg Shine at work. The image is from the Fort Vancouver Public History Program page.]