8 Social Media Superstars Walk Into a Park

September 24, 2015Alanna SobelFYPx
Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but this is no joke! We announced today that eight individuals from across the country won a week-long adventure!
 
As part of our 2015 Find Your Park Expedition (October 10 – 17, 2015), these lucky winners will travel together to Mesa Verde National Park, visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve along the way, and share all of their experiences online for everyone to follow.
 
You can be part of the fun at www.nationalparks.org/fypx and by following #FYPx on social media. 
 
Engaging people from all backgrounds and inspiring them to discover all that a park can be, the expedition highlights the essence of the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. In fact, what interests you? I bet we can show you how your interests and parks intersect!
 
Image of Redwoods and Lincoln Memorial blended into one image, text reads, \"PARK: Some parks protect nature's landmarks. Others preserve humanity's milestones. National Park Service.\"
 
At this point, you’re probably thinking, who are these fortunate eight? Well, you’ll just have to head on over to the expedition main page to get the scoop on that.    
 
Ancient Puebloans tower ruins at dusk
 
Let me guess. Now you’re wondering, how is this week-long adventure even possible?
 
We have so many partners to thank for that! And they are just as excited about this year’s expedition as we are. Here’s what they have to say:
 
“We look forward to welcoming the expedition to Mesa Verde. Fall is a great time to visit Southwest Colorado and experience the rich cultural history of the Four Corners region.”
- Cliff Spencer, superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park
 
"We are thrilled to welcome FYPX to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. This amazing park and preserve contain not only the tallest dunes in North America but are also rich with diversity--of habitats and wildlife, of human history, and of recreational opportunities. We think there's something of value for everyone here and we look forward to helping FYPX participants find that something of value for themselves."
- Lisa Carrico, superintendent of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
 
Sand dunes and mountains
 
“As the official outdoor outfitter of the National Park Centennial celebration, we’re thrilled to outfit the 2015 FYPx participants with our gear and apparel so they can enjoy Mesa Verde National Park to its fullest potential. This is truly a unique adventure that will inspire friends and followers to experience the parks more deeply.”
- Myrian Solis Coronel, manager of multicultural marketing at REI
 
“Subaru is committed to supporting the National Park Foundation in highlighting and preserving our most precious national treasures and #FYPx presents a tremendous opportunity to engage influencers in helping spread the word. We are proud to provide Subaru vehicles to transport #FYPx contest winners on their unforgettable journey.” 
- Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.
 
"Far View Lodge is honored to be hosting such an elite group of online influencers for the 2015 Find Your Park Expedition. We are excited about the opportunity to share the rich history of Mesa Verde National Park with them. We hope that their experiences will inspire others to visit Mesa Verde, as well as other locations in the National Park System."
- Bruce W. Fears, president of Aramark’s Leisure division
 
Exterior of Far View Lodge
 
“It’s an honor to support the 2015 Find Your Park Expedition. As we near the centennial of our national treasure, this adventure will inspire people around the country to find, explore, and embrace their own park.” 
- Scott Welch, global corporate relations manager at Columbia Sportswear Company
 
Superintendent Spencer, Superintendent Carrico, Myrian, Alan, Bruce,and Scott are spot on! Our 2015 Find Your Park Expedition is going to be absolutely incredible and we want all of you to be a part of it. 
 
Join in the fun by following #FYPx on social media!
 
Photo credits: Mesa Verde National Park, Share the Experience photo contest/Rebecca Latson; Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Share the Experience photo contest 2014/Stuart Garbett; Far View Lodge
 

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