Public programs – tours, presentations, field programs, and dedications – serve many purposes. All engage community members in a shared commitment to preserving sacred and historic sites. Workshops and hands-on field programs have the added benefit of bringing volunteers to a site where BGPG’s professional training and guidance can address long term goals.
Public programs can encourage private funding and donations to a project by creating awareness in the general public of the work involved. Public programs also act as opportunities for positive press coverage to inform a wider audience about the historical significance of a site, the importance of preserving it, and the need for additional funding.