Today, the Obama Administration announced the National Park Service Centennial Act legislation that would help the National Park Service and our 408 national parks from coast to coast enter their second century stronger and healthier.
Have you been busy squeezing the last drops of fun out of the remaining days of summer? Can’t blame you – so have we! August was bustling on this end, so just in case you missed some of the fun, we’ve got a quick recap of the happenings around here!
On August 25, the National Park Service turns 99 years old. And everyone is getting a present: free admission!
But the excitement doesn’t stop there.
In celebration of being one year away from the big 100, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation created a fun list of 99 Ways to Find Your Park.
“… Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map …” Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
July has come and gone, can you believe it? Summer is just flying by! With planning Fourth of July festivities, beach trips, and barbeques, it can be difficult to keep up with everything that happens around here.
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!