Bryan Culpepper, park ranger at Ozark National Scenic Riverways, was awarded the Midwest Region Freeman Tilden Award for his continued contribution to Ozark Heritage Days and the National Park Service. The award recognizes outstanding public contributions in interpretation and visitor services by park employees. Nominees were judged on creativity, originality, and positive contributions to enhancing the public’s understanding of national park resources.
The award is named for Freeman Tilden, the author of The National Parks, What They Mean to You and Me and Interpreting Our Heritage. Tilden’s writings have had considerable influence on National Park Service interpretation and education programs.
— National Park Service news release