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Member Profile

MERLOT Account Details

Anna Cordes

  Bronze Level Contributor
National Park Ranger
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Primary Discipline: Science and Technology / General Science
Member Type: Student
Last Login: Feb 04, 2012
Member Since: Sep 12, 2011

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California State University, Fresno (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States) - Primary Affiliation


English - speaking level (Superior) , reading level (Superior)
German - speaking level (Intermediate) , reading level (Intermediate)

Skills and Interests

Astronomy From the Ground Up training - 2010; Researched, developed, and presented interpretive astronomy programs at Kings Canyon National Parks.
Award winning artist. Advanced skill in the following mediums: oils, acrylics, pen & ink, acrylic inks.
Arts/Cinema (Intermediate)
Write, direct, produce short films.
French horn -- 15 years; Classical Guitar -- 2 years
Education/General (Advanced)
National Park Ranger with 8 years experience researching, developing, and presenting interpretive programs to the public: guided hikes, illustrated programs, talks, informal interpretation.

Education History

Bachelors of Science Biology (05/1999)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Park Ranger (05/2007 - Current) Kings Canyon National Park
Sales Associate (12/2001 - 12/2006) Arts & Things Gallery
Park Ranger (04/1999 - 11/2001) Cape Lookout National Seashore
Park Ranger (09/2000 - 03/2001) Big Cypress National Preserve


Weiner, J.M., edited by Cordes, A.B.. (2010). Timely Exposures: The Life and Images of C.C. Curtis, Pioneer California Photographer. Sanger, California: The Write Way, Inc..

Honors and Awards

Chief Park Interpreter's Award (09/2010)
Awarded to the best interpreter in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Walter Fry Best New Interpreter Award (09/2007)
Awarded to the best new interpreter at Kings Canyon National Park
On the Spot Award (09/2000)
Monetary award for excellence in interpretation