7 Ways to #FindYourPark During National Park Week
In celebration of National Park Week (April 16 – 24, 2016), we pulled together a fun list of ways to #FindYourPark and honor the National Park Service Centennial this year. From our new infographic to national park-inspired gear, these ideas highlight diverse park experiences and the breadth and depth of the National Park System.
Check them out!
1. Plan your own #FindYourPark adventure with our new infographic.
Featuring a fun and easy-to-follow design, the new infographic helps individuals, couples, friends, and families figure out what type of parks and park experiences best fit their needs, interests, and mood at the moment.
2. Gather up friends and get social at a national park Instameet.
People all over the country will be sharing their park explorations through photos and short videos on Instagram (and other social media platforms) using these hashtags: #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, and #NPS100. Join in the fun and inspire each other with new places to discover and park experiences to try. Also, when you use #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque on Twitter during National Park Week, a special park ranger emoji will appear!
3. Peruse the new official Find Your Park Store.
The National Park Foundation and the National Park Service are excited to unveil our new #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque collection. You can look stylish and support the places you love at the same time. Visit store.findyourpark.com to check out the new line.
4. Become a Centennial Junior Ranger.
While April 16, 2016 was celebrated as Junior Ranger Day, you can become one year-round. And this year, thanks to a very special birthday, the National Park Service released a one-of-a-kind Centennial Junior Ranger activity book. You can download it online and/or pick up a printed copy at some park visitor centers.
5. Put a volunteer event on the calendar.
With Earth Day on April 22 and volunteer activities planned throughout the year, now is a great time to check out opportunities to give back at one of your local national parks.
6. Enjoy a park experience that’s on your wish list.
Back in January 2016, the National Park Foundation shared a wildly popular 2016 bucket list. Take a moment to review it and see where you stand. Which item will you check off during National Park Week?
7. Enter for a chance to win a 5-day adventure of a lifetime.
Imagine soaking in the glory of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, sea kayaking on the pristine waters of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, and sneaking a rare peek of a bald eagle or bison. Thanks to National Park Foundation partners O.A.R.S. and Southwest, this dream could become a reality for you and a guest. Learn more about the Getaway Giveaway sweepstakes running from April 13 to May 11, 2016, at www.nationalparks.org/sweepstakes.