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Road trip across the Country in 28 Days: University of West Florida hosts class homecoming roundtable

This summer, a group of University of West Florida students went on a fact-finding road trip across the country to further develop content for Next Exit History, a mobile, GPS-based app.

After 11 states, 28 days and 25 national parks, the students are eager to share their stories and the lessons learned from their whirlwind adventure in a homecoming roundtable. Hosted at the Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., the roundtable promises to share the rich and diverse history the class experienced on the exploration through national parks.

Featured panelists will include two students from the trip alongside Dr. Patrick Moore, UWF Professor, app co-creator and tour designer as well as Suzanne Lewis, UWF Trustee and former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent.

“These students really committed themselves not only to their own education this summer, but to making the history of our national parks more accessible to all people through Next Exit History,” said Dr. Moore. “With the National Park Service Centennial right around the corner, we were in a unique position to highlight almost 100 years of history with nearly 400 new entries to the app. I know they are eager to share this wealth of information, so that people can enjoy the parks for centuries to come.”

WHAT: A roundtable discussion and panel to discuss student engagement in the development of Next Exit History.

WHEN: Aug. 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power
117 E. Government St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502