June is one of the most exciting months of the year. The weather warms up, the kids get out of school, and, of course, summer starts! With all the excitement, it can be hard to keep up with everything that happens at the National Park Foundation.
But don’t worry! We’ve got your recap for June, just in case you missed it:
For many of us, our fathers are responsible for first introducing us to the wonders of the National Park System. They led us on hikes through jaw-dropping natural landscapes. They walked with us through the hallowed grounds of our nation’s battlefields. They taught us about the diversity of cultures that together create our national identity.
They instilled in us a lifelong adoration and passion for all these special places have to offer.
This month may have flown by (get it? snort!) and you may have missed something (see what we did there?).
So we’ve pulled together our BEST of MAY and shared it with you here!
Having worked with the National Park Service for 25 years, Otis Halfmoon is a wealth of information. He’s the kind of person you could listen to for days on end and you’d still want to hear more. From battlefields and historic trails to recreation areas and international affairs, we recently chatted with Otis about his National Park Service career and the importance of national parks.
If you could go on a national park road trip, where would you go?
With more than 400 national parks and thousands of historic and recreational lands across the country, including natural, cultural, and urban treasures, there are endless opportunities to explore and find your own personal connections to parks.
If you spent the month enjoying spring in the great outdoors, you may have missed some exciting happenings around here!
Let’s revisit some of April’s news before we all go sprinting into May, shall we?
I have a mother, grandmother, and aunt of uncommon strength and kindness, and all together they make up my family. Growing up, I spent nights with my mother chatting about our days and falling asleep in the nook of her back while watching 1950s syndicated comedies, doing homework and riding to school every day with my grandmother, and spending weeknight dinners and summer vacations with my aunt. These are my childhood memories and I will always cherish them.
From my neighbors, to my family and friends, to Centennial Ambassadors Bill Nye, Bella Thorne, Roselyn Sanchez, Terrence J. and Mary Lambert, everyone is talking about Find Your Park and sharing their park stories!
Here’s a glimpse into what people are saying: